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July 28, 1962

Juvenile Diabetes and Its Management: Family, Social, and Academic Implications

Author Affiliations


From the St. Louis Park Medical Center and Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School.

JAMA. 1962;181(4):304-308. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050300024005

Questionnaires completed by 72 juvenile diabetics, their parents, teachers, camp counselors, and physicians gave further insight into the family, social, academic, and medical implications of the disease. The practices of management and roles of the various family members in the care of the child's disease, and the child's adjustment are described. Many of the children and their parents lacked knowledge of the fundamental principles of the disease. This suggests that the physician should take a more aggressive role in the supervision and teaching of the young diabetic and his family.