Parenting stress and parent-child interactions can be associated with negative health outcomes in very young children with type 1 diabetes, according to the results of this investigation.
The study involved analysis of videos of 77 families with a young child (up to 7 years old) with type 1 diabetes, taken during mealtime and including glucose monitoring and insulin administration. Parent-child interactions were scored, and questionnaires were used to measure general parenting stress, disease-related parenting stress, and diabetes-specific quality of life.
The researchers said the study results…
They concluded that it is important for healthcare providers to focus not only on the child with type 1 diabetes, but also on the family as a whole.
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