T1D requires intensive daily self-care to maintain good glucose levels. Risk of emotional problems increases in adolescence, complicating self-care in this life stage. However, not much is known yet about the extent of mood and anxiety problems, as earlier studies are limited by a small sample size, lack of diagnostic interview data, a focus on depression only, non-adolescent specific estimates, lack of information about parental emotional problems and/or a cross-sectional design.
Diabetes LEAP (Longitudinal study examining Emotional problems in Adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their Parents/caregivers) has been set up to:
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