Importance of Patient-Provider Communication to Adherence in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.

Patel NJ, Datye KA, Jaser SS
Healthcare (Basel). 2018 6 (2)

PMID: 29597246 · PMCID: PMC6023481 · DOI:10.3390/healthcare6020030

Effective communication between pediatric diabetes patients and their providers has the potential to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes, as well as improve diabetes-related self-management. In this review, we highlight the importance of communication between patients and providers, focusing on the effect of communication on adherence in the high-risk population of adolescents with type 1 diabetes. We synthesize the literature describing patient-provider communication in pediatric populations and provide implications for practice that focus on the most relevant, modifiable factors for improving self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

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