Executive Function, Adherence, and Glycemic Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: a Literature Review

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The aim of the present review was to examine and report findings from published research to date that has examined associations between executive function (EF), adherence, and glycemic control in youth with type 1 diabetes. A review of the published research is presented with the objectives of reporting the following: (1) the associations between EF and adherence, (2) the associations between EF and glycemic control, (3) proposed methodological considerations needed to advance related research, (4) recommendations for future research, and (5) clinical recommendations. The major conclusions of this review support the presence of an association between EF, adherence, and glycemic control. Additional prospective and controlled studies are necessary to fully understand the impact of EF on the ability of youth to independently manage type 1 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number532
JournalCurrent diabetes reports
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 12 2014



  • Adherence
  • Adolescence
  • Children
  • Compliance
  • Diabetes
  • Executive function
  • Glycemic control
  • Metabolic control
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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