Research Supports Multidisciplinary Approach for Pediatric Diabetes Management

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Recently published research from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center found high rates of traumatic exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in a group of pediatric patients living with Type 1 diabetes. Psychiatric factors are known to negatively affect glycemic control and self-management of diabetes in children and adolescents. However, not much is known about how trauma exposure and PTSD may impact Type 1 diabetes.