Lena Hanberger

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BACKGROUND The Internet, created and maintained in part by third-party apomediation, has become a dynamic resource for living with a chronic disease. Modern management of type 1 diabetes requires continuous support and problem-based learning, but few pediatric clinics offer Web 2.0 resources to patients as part of routine diabetes care. OBJECTIVES To(More)
Self-directed learning denotes that the individual is in command of what should be learned and why it is important. In this study, guidelines for the design of Web 2.0 systems for supporting diabetic adolescents' every day learning needs are examined in light of theories about information behaviour and social learning. A Web 2.0 system was developed to(More)
BACKGROUND The Internet has undergone rapid development, with significant impact on social life and on modes of communication. Modern management of type 1 diabetes requires that patients have access to continuous support and learning opportunities. Although Web 2.0 resources can provide this support, few pediatric clinics offer it as part of routine(More)
OBJECTIVE We explored the relationship between A1C and insulin regimen, duration of diabetes, age, sex, and BMI as well as the differences between clinical mean A1C levels at pediatric diabetes clinics in Sweden. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Data from 18,651 clinical outpatient visits (1,033 girls and 1,147 boys) at 20 pediatric clinics during 2001 and(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic disease management is a global health concern. By the time they reach adolescence, 10-15% of all children live with a chronic disease. The role of educational interventions in facilitating adaptation to chronic disease is receiving growing recognition, and current care policies advocate greater involvement of patients in self-care. Web(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between certain clinical variables and metabolic HbA1c at diagnosis correlated to HbA1c at follow-up (p < 0.001). There was a clear gender difference regarding HbA1c. Girls had higher values both at diagnosis and at follow-up (p < 0.001). Girls also had lower BMI and pH at diagnosis than boys (p < 0.001). In contrast,(More)
AIM To study whether monthly variations in type 1 diabetes incidence are related to monthly glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels at diagnosis and if high HbA1c at diagnosis is related to certain clinical variables at diagnosis and during the clinical course of the disease. METHODS Data from 4430 boys and 3590 girls registered in the Swedish paediatric(More)
AIMS To evaluate how HbA1c in adolescents with type 1 diabetes affects microvascular complications in young adults. METHODS All individuals registered in the Swedish paediatric diabetes quality registry (SWEDIABKIDS) 13-18 years of age, and as adults registered in the Swedish National Diabetes Registry (NDR) in both the years 2011 and 2012 were included,(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies show that good metabolic control is important for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. In Sweden, there are large differences in mean haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in different hospitals and difficulties implementing national guidelines in everyday practice. This study shows how the participation in an improvement(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes requires extensive self-care and comprehensive knowledge, making patient education central to diabetes self-management. Web 2.0 systems have great potential to enhance health information and open new ways for patients and practitioners to communicate. OBJECTIVE To develop a Web portal designed to facilitate self-management, including(More)
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