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Study calls for action to help adolescents with diabetes transition to adult care

(McGill University Health Centre) Adolescence can be turbulent period of life, with struggles to establish autonomy, identity issues and risk-taking behaviours. For young adults with a chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes, this transition phase also means they must assume an increased responsibility for their overall health. A study from the McGill University Health Centre sheds light on gaps in transition care practice in Quebec, pointing out a lack of standardized policies across pediatric diabetes centers.
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