Effects of peer-group intervention on metabolic control of adolescents with IDDM. Randomized outpatient study.

@article{Anderson1989EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of peer-group intervention on metabolic control of adolescents with IDDM. Randomized outpatient study.},
  author={Brian G. Anderson and Fredric M. Wolf and M T Burkhart and R. G. Cornell and George E Bacon},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={1989},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={179-83}
}
In children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), deterioration in metabolic control frequently occurs during early adolescence. To prevent this predictable increase in blood glucose levels, we randomly assigned young adolescents with IDDM to an intervention based on problem solving with self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) integrated into standard outpatient care or to standard care only for an 18-mo period. At follow-up, 50% of the standard-care adolescents exhibited greater… CONTINUE READING

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