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Julianna G. Morgan

Duquesne University School of Nursing

Nursing BSN Candidate

Abstract

The purpose of this research presentation is to identify the relationship between socioeconomic status and glycemic control in children and young adults living with Type 1 diabetes. Poor blood glucose regulation can often lead to various lasting complications such as chronic kidney disease, loss of eyesight, infection, and even death. These can be devastating to an individual, yet preventable. The complications resulting from the lack of strict glucose regulation are a significant problem currently facing healthcare and disproportionally affecting patients from lower socioeconomic groups. Using CINAHL, research studies about the relationship between type 1 diabetes control and socioeconomic status were analyzed to identify why low income is associated with poor diabetes outcomes, and how nurses and other healthcare workers can best assist at risk lower socioeconomic patients to minimize the negative effects of type 1 diabetes.

Keywords: type 1 diabetes, socioeconomic status, glycemic control, pediatric

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School of Nursing

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Dr. Mayra Toney

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Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Glycemic Control in Children and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

The purpose of this research presentation is to identify the relationship between socioeconomic status and glycemic control in children and young adults living with Type 1 diabetes. Poor blood glucose regulation can often lead to various lasting complications such as chronic kidney disease, loss of eyesight, infection, and even death. These can be devastating to an individual, yet preventable. The complications resulting from the lack of strict glucose regulation are a significant problem currently facing healthcare and disproportionally affecting patients from lower socioeconomic groups. Using CINAHL, research studies about the relationship between type 1 diabetes control and socioeconomic status were analyzed to identify why low income is associated with poor diabetes outcomes, and how nurses and other healthcare workers can best assist at risk lower socioeconomic patients to minimize the negative effects of type 1 diabetes.

Keywords: type 1 diabetes, socioeconomic status, glycemic control, pediatric

 

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