Teens with Diabetes in Transition: Supporting Self-Management

Donna Mazyck withSarah Butler, MS, RN, Dr. Weissberg-Benchell

Transitioning out of high school is a pivotal time in the life of a teen with diabetes. School nurses can play an important role in preparing students to assume more responsibility for their health care. In this segment we discuss the physical, social, cognitive and developmental issues involved and offer tips for how school nurses can offer support.

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March 12, 2015
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Sarah Butler, MS, RN, CDE, NCSN, is a nationally certified school nurse and certified diabetes educator. She is the Director of Diabetes and Nursing Education for the National Association of School Nurses. She is a member of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Children & Adolescents with Diabetes Stakeholder Group. Dr. Weissberg-Benchell is a pediatric psychologist and certified diabetes educator with over 20 years of research experience and clinical work with children and adolescents with diabetes and their families. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
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