Current Pediatric Reviews

Giuseppe Buonocore
Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine
University of Siena
Siena
Italy

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Mastering the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 in Childhood and Adolescence

Author(s): Jana Varvarovska, Konrad Siala, Renata Pomahacova, Josef Sykora, Frantisek Stozicky, Zdenek Rusavy.

Abstract:

Diabetes mellitus type 1 (T1DM), the most common variant of the disease in childhood, requires a wellinformed patient and/or parents, as well as an enthusiastic diabetologist. This paper notes that disease compensation is influenced by several diverse factors of which basic therapeutic components include intensified insulin therapy, diet and regular physical activity. The authors engage in the issues of T1DM complications as well as the adverse effects of common organic diseases in childhood on glycemic profiles and patients psyche. A supporting family background and a fusion of medical carers involving nutritional therapists, nurses, physiotherapists, education supervisors and the diabetologist, lead to the successful management of this increasingly common childhood illness.

Keywords: Insulin therapy, diabetic complications, common diseases in childhood, patient's psychological disposition, family background, diabetology team care

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Article Details

VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2007
Page: [129 - 139]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/157339607780599001
Price: $58