Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Pediatr. 2006 Jun;148(6):784-7.

Bullying, regimen self-management, and metabolic control in youth with type I diabetes.

Author information

1
Department of Pediatrics, and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32610, USA. estorch@psychiatry.ufl.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the association among diabetes-related bullying, diabetes self-management, metabolic control, and depression in children and adolescents with type I diabetes (TID).

STUDY DESIGN:

Measures of diabetes-related bullying and depression were administered to 167 youth with TID at their regularly scheduled diabetes care visits. Parents were administered a clinician-rated index of their child's diabetes self-management. HbA1c levels were assessed.

RESULTS:

Diabetes-related bullying was positively related to HbA1c concentration and negatively related to overall self-management and specifically to adherence to glucose testing and dietary tasks. Depressive symptoms partially mediated the relation between diabetes-related bullying and overall self-management.

CONCLUSION:

Given the associations between diabetes-related bullying and regimen self-management, the issue of illness-related bullying merits serious attention for pediatricians and school personnel.

PMID:
16769387
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2006.01.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center