Sanjeev Mehta

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between dietary adherence and glycemic control among youth with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 119 youth aged 9-14 years (mean +/- SD 12.1 +/- 1.6 years) with diabetes duration > or =1 year (5.4 +/- 3.1 years). Dietary adherence was assessed using the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to develop a survey of general and diabetes-specific nutrition knowledge for youth with type 1 diabetes and their parents and to assess the survey's psychometric properties. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A multidisciplinary pediatric team developed the Nutrition Knowledge Survey (NKS) and administered it to youth with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess perceptions of healthful eating and the influence of diabetes management on dietary behaviors among youth with type 1 diabetes and parents. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Youth with type 1 diabetes (n = 35), ages 8-21 years, and parents participated in focus groups. Focus group recordings were transcribed and coded into themes. Clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the association between parent carbohydrate counting knowledge and glycemic control in youth with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We assessed 67 youth ages 4-12 years with type 1 diabetes (duration >or=1 year). Parents estimated carbohydrate content of children's meals in diet recalls. Ratios of parent estimates to computer(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a patient with end-stage renal disease was considered a contraindication for renal transplantation till now despite the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy with the apprehension that immunosuppression would further jeopardize the already compromised immune status of the patients. Renal(More)
BACKGROUND Diets of children with type 1 diabetes are low in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and high in foods of minimal nutritional value, increasing risk for future adverse health outcomes. This 18-month randomized clinical trial tested the effect of a family-based behavioral intervention integrating motivational interviewing, active learning, and(More)