Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Technology Use: The Child and Family Perspective

Jaclyn Lennon Papadakis*, Lindsay M. Anderson, Kimberly Garza, Marissa Alexis Feldman, Jenna B. Shapiro, Meredyth Evans, Laurie Gayes Thompson, Jill Weissberg-Benchell

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This article offers a systematic review of the literature on psychosocial aspects of technology use in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their families, searching for relevant articles published the past 5 years. Topics included continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, continuous glucose monitoring, predictive low-glucose suspend, and artificial pancreas systems. The review indicates there are positive and negative psychosocial aspects to diabetes technology use among youth and their families. Although consistent findings were revealed, contradictions exist. Discussed are recommendations for future research and implications for how health care providers can collaborate with families to discuss and manage diabetes technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-141
Number of pages15
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2020


  • Pediatric
  • Psychosocial
  • Technology
  • Type 1 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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