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Family focused teamwork prevented deterioration in diabetes control in children and adolescents

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Q In children and adolescents with recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus, does a family focused teamwork intervention improve glycaemic control and minimise diabetes related family conflict?


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randomised controlled trial.

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blinded {healthcare providers, outcome assessors, and data analysts}*.

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1 year.

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Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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105 children 8–17 years of age (mean age 12 y, 53% boys) who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes within the previous 6 years but without concurring serious illness, had ⩾1 visit to the Joslin Diabetes Center in the past year, and intended to have routine follow up diabetes care at the …

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  • * Information provided by author.

  • For correspondence: Dr L Laffel, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA, USA.

  • Sources of funding: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Charles H Hood Foundation; and Katherine Adler Astrove Youth Education Fund.