• Emerging adults need focus, flexibility in transition from pediatric diabetes care

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES, FADCES, talks with diabetes care and education specialist and postdoctoral research fellow Julia Blanchette, PhD, RN, CDCES, about the transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care and the challenges for emerging adults living with diabetes.
    Blanchette: Data from the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange indicate that emerging adults have higher HbA1c levels than other adult age groups. Additionally, emerging adults face increased risks for psychological stressors, acute diabetes complications and lapses in diabetes care. Emerging adulthood is a challenging time in
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