Transition Guide for Diabetic Adolescents: From Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Care Providers

Importance of a Smooth Transition

Diabetes can have a huge impact on the lives of young people. It can be a source of a lot of stress and can even lead to depression and anxiety. Eating disorders are also prevalent among them.

The transition from child to adult care providers may be very confusing and can add more stress to them. There is a great need for support from family members and encouragement from health care providers in helping get rid of the anxiety and stress that come with a changing environment. Adolescents should not be scared to ask for help, and it’s highly encouraged to also see professionals that can help with the emotional or psychological aspects of the transition.