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Management of Diabetes in Pediatric Resident Clinics

Management of Diabetes in Pediatric Resident Clinics Abstract Sir.—In the October 1989 issue of AJDC, Kronz et al1 described a method that would, it is hoped, improve the care given by pediatric residents to their continuity patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Although pediatricians treat patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in their practices, the scope of their role in the management of this chronic illness is debatable. As noted by the authors, caring for the child with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus requires the time and commitment of many skilled professionals: physicians, educators, dietitians, psychologists, and social workers. The general pediatrician rarely has access to these personnel in his or her office and therefore the patients and their families may not see all members of the team in a coordinated fashion. Furthermore, the pediatrician rarely has the expertise in these areas to serve as these other professionals would. Additionally, few pediatricians have the time to keep up with recent References 1. Kronz KK, Hibbard RA, Marrero DG, Ingersoll GM, Fineberg NS, Golden MR Management of diabetes in pediatric resident continuity clinics . AJDC . 1989;143:1173-1176. 2. Schreiner B-J, Travis LB. Team approach to management . In: Travis LB, Brouhard BH, Schreiner B-J, eds. Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents . Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders Co; 1987. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Management of Diabetes in Pediatric Resident Clinics

Management of Diabetes in Pediatric Resident Clinics

Abstract

Abstract Sir.—In the October 1989 issue of AJDC, Kronz et al1 described a method that would, it is hoped, improve the care given by pediatric residents to their continuity patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Although pediatricians treat patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in their practices, the scope of their role in the management of this chronic illness is debatable. As noted by the authors, caring for the child with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1990 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150280077013
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Abstract

Abstract Sir.—In the October 1989 issue of AJDC, Kronz et al1 described a method that would, it is hoped, improve the care given by pediatric residents to their continuity patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Although pediatricians treat patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in their practices, the scope of their role in the management of this chronic illness is debatable. As noted by the authors, caring for the child with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus requires the time and commitment of many skilled professionals: physicians, educators, dietitians, psychologists, and social workers. The general pediatrician rarely has access to these personnel in his or her office and therefore the patients and their families may not see all members of the team in a coordinated fashion. Furthermore, the pediatrician rarely has the expertise in these areas to serve as these other professionals would. Additionally, few pediatricians have the time to keep up with recent References 1. Kronz KK, Hibbard RA, Marrero DG, Ingersoll GM, Fineberg NS, Golden MR Management of diabetes in pediatric resident continuity clinics . AJDC . 1989;143:1173-1176. 2. Schreiner B-J, Travis LB. Team approach to management . In: Travis LB, Brouhard BH, Schreiner B-J, eds. Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents . Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders Co; 1987.

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1990

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