Improving adherence to blood glucose testing in insulin-dependent diabetic children

Robert M. Carney, Kay Schecheter, Teresa Davis

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Abstract

A treatment program designed to increase blood glucose monitoring was applied to three insulin-dependent diabetic children and their families in a multiple baseline design across subjects. The program included the use of contingent praise by the parents, and a point system in which points were awarded for the completion of the monitoring procedure at the appropriate times each day, and for the recording of the blood glucose value. Blood glucose monitoring improved for all three children, which was maintained at a 4-month follow-up. In addition, long-term metabolic control in the children measurably improved following the implementation of the program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalBehavior Therapy
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1983

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