Psychosocial Recommendations To Health Care Providers

It is essential that health care providers who work in paediatric diabetes appreciate and address the many stresses and demands confronting parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers with diabetes by promoting the development of clinical services, childcare referral sources, educational materials and support groups for families living with diabetes at these earliest developmental periods. Parents have reported a need for understanding from and collaboration with a health care team16'22. Managing diabetes in young children requires an integrated multi-disciplinary team approach in order to address adequately the complex physiological and psychosocial needs of the children and their families3. Support groups and educational materials targeted towards families of very young children can also help parents feel less alone and can normalize feelings of guilt, anxiety and fear3. The health care team must create a supportive environment by providing 24-hour on-call coverage to help parents cope with unexpected problems, especially as they adjust to life with diabetes outside of the hospital3'6. Reassurance and non-judgemental support for all members of the family is of great value, given the emotional challenges of adapting to post-diagnosis life16.

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