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Diabetes management in Swedish schools: a national survey of attitudes of parents, children, and diabetes teams
Örebro University, School of Medicine, Örebro University, Sweden. Örebro University Hospital. Department of Pediatrics, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1440-9961
Department of Medicine, Södra Älvsborg Hospital, Borås, Sweden.
Department of Pediatrics, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
Swedish Diabetes Association, Stockholm, Sweden.
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2014 (English)In: Pediatric Diabetes, ISSN 1399-543X, E-ISSN 1399-5448, Vol. 15, no 8, p. 550-556Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Parents of children with type 1 diabetes often raise complaints about self-care support during school time. The aim of this study was to investigate attitudes to diabetes care in school reported by children with type 1 diabetes, their parents, and their diabetes teams.

Method: Children who had completed preschool class or at least one grade in the nine-year compulsory school system were invited to participate. Data were collected using separate questionnaires for the children and their parents. In addition, the members of the diabetes team answered a separate questionnaire. All pediatric diabetes centers in Sweden were invited to participate in the study.

Results: All Swedish children and adolescents with diabetes are treated at pediatric diabetes centers. Out of 44 eligible centers, 41 were able to participate. The questionnaires were completed by 317 children and adolescents and 323 parents. The mean age was 11.4 ± 2.7 years and HbA1c was 61.8 ± 12.4 mmol/mol (7.8 ± 1.1%). For 57% of the children, there was no member of staff at the school with principal responsibility to support diabetes self-care. A written action plan for hypoglycemia existed for 60% of the children. Twenty-one percent of the parents regularly gave less insulin than they calculated would be needed at breakfast because of fear of hypoglycemia during school time.

Conclusions: Although Sweden has legislation underlining the specific need for diabetes care in school, this nationwide study demonstrates deficiencies in the support of self-care management. 

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Hoboken, USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2014. Vol. 15, no 8, p. 550-556
Keywords [en]
Attitudes, children, legislation, school, type 1 diabetes
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Endocrinology and Diabetes Pediatrics
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Pediatrics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-34763DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12133ISI: 000345035600002PubMedID: 24635781Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84896060470OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-34763DiVA, id: diva2:712791
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Funding Agencies:

Diabetes Association in Örebro County, Sweden

Sanofi-Aventis

Medtronic

GlaxoSmithKline

Novo Nordisk

AstraZeneca

Novartis

MSD

Lilly

Roche

Available from: 2014-04-16 Created: 2014-04-16 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved

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