What are the ADA recommendations for patient education of older adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Nov 30, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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ADA guidelines urge that attention be paid to older adolescent patients who may be leaving their home and their current health care providers. At the transition between pediatric and adult health care, older teens can become detached from the health care system, putting their medical care and their glycemic control at risk. [5] The guidelines identify the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) as a source of materials that can help smooth the transition to adult health care.


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