Academic achievement and metabolic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Amy Hughes Lansing, Sara L. Turner, Peter G. Osborn, Joel B. Winnick, Kiana Taheri, Mary Murray, Jonathan Butner, Deborah J. Wiebe, Cynthia A. Berg

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Management of type 1 diabetes in adolescence is a complex task requiring self-control within individual and interpersonal domains. This is similarly requisite for academic achievement. Grade point average (GPA) was examined as a barometer of diabetes management reflective of self-control in a challenging daily context. Adolescents with type 1 diabetes (n = 172) completed questionnaires on self-control, self-efficacy, parent/peer relationships, and adherence, while mothers reported GPA. Self-control, self-efficacy, and parent/peer relationships predicted GPA, adherence and HbA1c. GPA predicted HbA1c above and beyond adherence and self-control predictors. GPA may be a valuable indicator of individual and interpersonal self-control processes required for diabetes management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalChildren's Health Care
StateAccepted/In press - Mar 4 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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