Pediatric diabetes centres rated parental responsibility and family support as most important determinants of HbA1c using a 17-item questionnaire: a pilot study

Last updated on 8-1-2019 by Suchsia Chao

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Abstract:

In the last decades, HbA1c levels in young diabetic patients have decreased. However differences in metabolic control still exists between pediatric diabetes centers (PDC) [1-2]. Few studies have been undertaken to explain the between-center HbA1c differences. Nevertheless we know that the metabolic control is not only dependent on the treatment prescribed but also on other factors such as biological, socio-demographic and psychosocial factors which are beyond the control of care providers and may be different between centers [3]. Thus a “simple” comparison of HbA1c does not reflect t…

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