Current Diabetes Reports

, 14:544

Predictors of Self-Management in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes: Individual, Family, Systemic, and Technologic Influences

  • Diana Naranjo
  • Shelagh Mulvaney
  • Maureen McGrath
  • Theresa Garnero
  • Korey Hood
Psychosocial Aspects (KK Hood, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11892-014-0544-7

Cite this article as:
Naranjo, D., Mulvaney, S., McGrath, M. et al. Curr Diab Rep (2014) 14: 544. doi:10.1007/s11892-014-0544-7
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Psychosocial Aspects


Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a complex chronic disease that has many facets for successful management. The burden of this management falls largely on the individual and their family members. Self-management has a major influence on T1D health outcomes, and with successful management, children and adolescents with T1D can lead long and healthy lives. We discuss how various individual, family, and systemic/technologic factors influence T1D self-management, providing research that supports interventions targeting each of these factors. With this information, health care practitioners and researchers can better understand the role of T1D self-management and bolster this important aspect of T1D care.


Diabetes Self-management Individual Family Systems Technology 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana Naranjo
    • 1
  • Shelagh Mulvaney
    • 2
  • Maureen McGrath
    • 3
  • Theresa Garnero
    • 4
  • Korey Hood
    • 5
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA
  3. 3.Family Health Care NursingUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.Madison Clinic for Pediatric DiabetesUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  5. 5.University of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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