oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - In this issue : editorial
The thought-provoking review by Rosemary Flynn, an experienced clinical psychologist, Coping with children with diabetes: Is this burden too great for parents to bear? on page 82, is a must-read for all healthcare workers who are involved in the management of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. This article draws attention to the psychological difficulties that parents of children with type 1 diabetes may develop. The author provides guidance on how to screen parents for post-traumatic stress disorder and proffers practical advice on how to assist parents to cope, especially in the early stages of a condition that places great strain on the family unit.
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