Emotional and Lifestyle Support at the Diabetes Center
At CHOP, our Diabetes Center team knows that the best diabetes management happens when we treat the whole child. Being a child or teen is not always easy – and adding diabetes to the mix of school, activities, friends and family life can add a lot of stress. This is perfectly normal, and all kids and families struggle with the emotional side of the diagnosis. We call this the psychosocial aspects of having a chronic disease.
Coping with a Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis
This video shares advice from families that get their care at the Diabetes Center on how people can emotionally cope with managing type 1 diabetes.
Resources for Patients and Families
Here are some more information about key topics related to emotional and lifestyle support:
General Coping and Adjustment Tips
Developmental Issues and Expectations by Age
Who We Are: Meet Team Members Providing Emotional and Lifestyle Support
Situations Where Emotional Support is Helpful