Current Diabetes Reports

, 16:77 | Cite as

Fear of Hypoglycemia in Children and Adolescents and Their Parents with Type 1 Diabetes

  • Kimberly A. DriscollEmail author
  • Jennifer Raymond
  • Diana Naranjo
  • Susana R. Patton
Psychosocial Aspects (S Jaser and KK Hood, Section Editors)
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  1. Topical Collection on Psychosocial Aspects


Hypoglycemia is a frequent occurrence in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. A variety of efforts have been made to standardize the definition of hypoglycemia and to define one of its most significant psychosocial consequences—fear of hypoglycemia (FOH). In addition to documenting the experience of FOH in children and adolescents type 1 diabetes and their parents, studies have investigated the relations between FOH and glycemic control and diabetes technology use. This review provides a summary of the recent FOH literature as it applies to pediatric type 1 diabetes.


Anxiety Assessment Blood glucose levels Intervention Youth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kimberly A. Driscoll
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jennifer Raymond
    • 1
  • Diana Naranjo
    • 2
  • Susana R. Patton
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Barbara Davis Center for DiabetesUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Child DevelopmentLucile Packard Children’s HospitalStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansasUSA

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