American Diabetes Association
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Peer Support Interventions on Digital Platforms for Children With Type 1 Diabetes and Their Caregivers

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posted on 2022-02-15, 00:10 authored by Reena Titoria, Shazhan Amed, Tricia S. Tang
Peer support for children with type 1 diabetes and their caregivers has been recognized as a key component in diabetes management and mental health. In this era of digitization, support programs delivered via technology are growing rapidly, particularly with increased access to technology and social media. Although the development of different digital modalities for this purpose is in its early stages, five different types of digital platforms have been recognized: voice, text, Web, video, and social media. This article discusses the significance of peer support and explores various digital peer support interventions in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes (0–18 years of age) and their caregivers.