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Volume 73 Issue 4 (December 2000), Pages 433-567

Brief report: Poor metabolic control during menstruation and sexual abuse issues in an adolescent with diabetes (pages 561-565)

A case study is presented that describes the deterioration of a patient's diabetes control during her menstrual cycle in terms of her psychological functioning and family context. Therapeutic interventions pertinent toward improving diabetes control, resolving issues of abuse, and increasing family communication are addressed. The outcome of this case study supports the contention that psychological factors can impact diabetes control significantly during menstruation in young women.

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