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For parents of teens, how involved are you in your teen's daily diabetes management?

 
     

Make all or almost all decisions

 
 

7%

 

  15

 
     

Share making most decisions

 
 

27%

 

  57

 
     

Share making many decisions

 
 

24%

 

  51

 
     

Teen makes all or almost all decisions

 
 

32%

 

  67

 
     

Other

 
 

8%

 

  17

 


Total votes: 207

 

For parents of teens, how involved are you in your teen's daily diabetes management?

Poll dates: September 4 - 11, 2005
Total Votes: 207

We were interested in learning about parental involvement in the diabetes management for our teens with diabetes. Based on this week's poll, a majority of parents -- 58% -- remain actively involved in their teen's diabetes. About one-third of teens (32%) are the primary decision makers.

Due to the simplicity of the poll, we're not able to discern how duration of diabetes affects parental involvement. Parents of newly diagnosed older teens might be more willing to cede a majority of decisions to the older teen, while parents of kids diagnosed very young often have a hard time handing over control of the child's diabetes care.

As a parent, it's our job to be sure our kids grow up with the knowledge they need to succeed in life, and for our kids, that means the knowledge of good diabetes care. Remaining involved during their teen years can help.

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Last Updated: Sunday September 11, 2005 20:07:48
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