Education, technology and psycho-technological approaches to type 1 diabetes
Practical Diabetes, 08/08/2012
Murphy HR – A gap exists between the expectations of tight blood glucose control for type 1 diabetes and the reality of safely achieving it, particularly during adolescence and pregnancy. Technological and pharmaceutical advances will not alone achieve near–normal blood glucose control and optimal health outcomes without recognising the social, cultural and behavioural context of those living with diabetes. Neither will educational programmes completely overcome the fundamentally disordered metabolic pathways and/or the additional physiological challenges of adolescence and pregnancy.