Aimee L Snyder

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A modified version of the Hypoglycemia Fear Survey (HFS) was used to measure fear of hypoglycemia among mothers of 46 pre-adolescent children with IDDM. Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1) levels were measured, and episodes of severe hypoglycemia over the previous year were recorded. The relationships between the child's age, disease duration, HbA1, history of(More)
Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetic individuals and health professionals often assume that the symptoms of extremely low or high blood glucose (BG) levels can be recognized and, consequently, appropriate treatment decisions can be based on symptom perception. Because no research has documented the validity of these assumptions, this study tested the ability(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of blood glucose symptom recognition and subjective blood glucose estimation in insulin-dependent diabetic (IDDM) children and their parents. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Blood glucose estimation questionnaires were completed 4 times/day at home during routine activities. A sequential sample of 19 families, who attended a(More)
Approximately 10% of children in the United States have asthma (1). Nearly 60% experience an asthma exacerbation annually, leading to 750,000 emergency department visits and 200,000 hospitalizations. Asthma poses a substantial burden to school-age children, as evidenced by 10 million school absences annually (2). On average, students with asthma experience(More)
Results from the recently concluded Diabetes Control and Complications Trial confirm previously held beliefs regarding the relationships between hyperglycemia and the development of retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Intensive therapy, now recommended for all patients 13 years and over, requires diabetes(More)
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the USA and is increasing in children and young adults. Adolescents are an important target population for sun-safety interventions with ultraviolet radiation as the strongest risk factor for developing skin cancer. Schools are an ideal setting to intervene with adolescents. A novel Arizona skin cancer prevention(More)
The level of stress experienced in the parenting role by mothers of 49 children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and its relationship to glycemic control was examined with the parenting stress index (PSI). A subsample of the research group of 25 children with diabetes (less than or equal to 11 yr old) was compared with an age-matched control(More)