By Gail B. Slap, MD, MS (Auth.)
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In contrast, interventions that focused on knowledge alone, psychological treatment, or written management plans demonstrated little or no efficacy. Skill development consists of specific learned strategies for success, such as taking medications at the same time each day or parent–teen review of the day’s blood sugar log each evening. ” can be a first step toward solution. When the patient or family is ready to make a behavior change, helping them set a reachable goal, such as walking 20 minutes per day, may allow them to begin the change process.
Daily Adequate Intake is shown when there is insufficient data to support RDA. 1 Energy requirement at the median age within the given age range and at an active level of physical activity. 2 2368 during the first trimester; 2708 during the second; 2820 during the third. 3 2698 during the first 6 months; 2768 during the second 6 months. Evidence links low folate intake with neural tube defects in the fetus; therefore it is recommended that all women capable of becoming pregnant consume 400 μg from supplements or fortified foods in addition to intake of food folate from the diet.
Can be a first step toward solution. When the patient or family is ready to make a behavior change, helping them set a reachable goal, such as walking 20 minutes per day, may allow them to begin the change process. Concrete, short-term goals that the adolescent believes are achievable are more likely to be successful than larger goals. Although self-management is the ultimate goal for an adolescent with a chronic condition, it involves a process of change rather than a moment of transition. A study of adolescents with diabetes mellitus demonstrated the importance of adjusting the level of responsibility to the adolescent’s maturity and ability to self-manage.
Adolescent Medicine by Gail B. Slap, MD, MS (Auth.)