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Determinants of diabetes distress in adolescents with type 1 diabetes ISPAD 2014, Toronto, Canada Gun Forsander, The Queen Silvia Children´s Hospital, Sahlgrenska university Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden Co-authors: Ulf Samuelsson, Ina Tapager, Mette Bögelund Disclosure The study was supported by an unrestricted grant from NovoNordisk Objectives When children with diabetes become adolescents, many experience difficulties in controlling their diabetes according to recommendations and in integ
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  Determinants of diabetes distress in adolescents with type 1 diabetes ISPAD 2014, Toronto, Canada Gun Forsander, The Queen Silvia Children´s Hospital, Sahlgrenska university Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden Co-authors: Ulf Samuelsson, Ina Tapager, Mette Bögelund  Disclosure The study was supported by an unrestricted grant from NovoNordisk  Objectives When children with diabetes become adolescents, many experience difficulties in controlling their diabetes according to recommendations and in integrating diabetes treatment in their lives. The national pediatric diabetes registry SWEDIABKIDS database covers all patients (N=8000) ages 0-18 y with diabetes in Sweden. In 2013, mean HbA1c for all patients was 59.3 mmol/mol (7.6%) Proportion of patients with HbA1c < 57mmol/mol (7.4%): 0-6 years 75% 7-11 years 60% 12-17 years 37%  Objectives The objective of the TODS (Teenagers On Diabetes Sweden) study was to conduct a national survey to gain a better understanding of the main drivers and barriers to provide optimal treatment among adolescents with type 1 diabetes. The focus of the present analysis was to examine the level of diabetes-related distress and factors associated with distress.
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