SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT OF DIABETIC ADOLESCENTS: A PRELIMINARY REPORT

Abstract

Background: Adolescents struggle to achieve their identity, independence and to cope with all aspect of life. Diabetes may slow the psychological development of adolescents.Objective: to through a light on the school achievements of adolescents with type I diabetes mellitus.Methods: 160 diabetic adolescents were included in this study. Full information including age, sex, age of onset, duration, sport activity and admission to the hospital collected. Multiple regression analysis was used to examine the association between the school achievement and the independent variables.Results: School achievement was significantly associated with visits to diabetic clinics and sport activity.Conclusion: Visits to diabetic clinics and sport activity improve the school achievement among diabetic adolescents.Keyword: Adolescents, diabetes mellitus, school achievements