Small Interventions for Big Change: Brief Strategies for Distress and Self-Management Amongst Youth with Type 1 Diabetes

Samantha A. Barry-Menkhaus, David V. Wagner, Andrew R. Riley

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: Diabetes self-management and diabetes distress are complex processes implicated in glycemic control and other health outcomes for youth with type 1 diabetes. Growing integration of medical and behavioral care provides opportunities for brief psychosocial interventions during routine diabetes care. This review focuses on interventions for self-management and diabetes distress that can be delivered alongside usual medical care or via a single-patient encounter. Recent Findings: Recent research underscores the potential of brief interventions delivered by both medical providers and integrated behavioral health professionals, but little is known regarding the comparative effectiveness of different interventions or the factors that impact dissemination and implementation. Summary: This article asserts that brevity is critical to maximizing the reach, scalability, and impact of psychosocial interventions for youth with type 1 diabetes. The authors review existing evidence for brief interventions, describe several untested clinical strategies, and make recommendations for accelerating the translational study of brief interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3
JournalCurrent diabetes reports
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Brief intervention
  • Diabetes distress
  • Self-management
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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