Management of type 1 diabetes in children in the first 5 years of life

Melissa Rearson, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai

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Asignificant increase in children <6 years of age being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is occurring. The parents (caregivers) of these children have full responsibility for the complex and individualized management while having to deal with the emotional stress of caring for a child with a chronic condition. This article will provide a summary of the diagnosis and recommended medical treatment for this special age group of children. Also presented will be common day-today family management issues for health care providers to consider as they provide care for this most common endocrine chronic condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-421
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric Endocrinology Reviews
StatePublished - Jun 2017


  • Diabetes management
  • Parenting
  • T1 Diabetes
  • Young children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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