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Type 1 Diabetes ADAPT Project


The goal of the project is to understand how children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes and their mothers manage diabetes. Adolescence is a problematic time for managing diabetes as the child may be trying to assert her independence, which may lead parents to be less involved in diabetes management. The study explores whether age differences in parental involvement in diabetes management relate to the child's autonomy development, and are reflected in the interdependence of mothers and adolescents in coping with the stressors related to diabetes. This project is funded by the (National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)). A 5-year longitudinal study was completed in 2010 and data analyses are continuing.

Amy Hughes' award at SBM

Karen Yu presenting at LEAP

Peter Osborn with award winning poster

Selected Publications

Berg, C. A., King, P., Butler, J., Pham, P., Palmer, D.&Wiebe, D. J. (2011). Parental involvement and adolescents’ diabetes management: The mediating role of self-efficacy and externalizing and internalizing behaviors. J of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 329-339. Download

Croom, A., Wiebe, D. J., Berg, C. A., Lindsey, R., Donaldon, D., Foster, C. Murray, M.,&Swinyard, M. (2011). Adolescent and Patient Perceptions of Patient-Centered Communication while Managing Type 1 Diabetes, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 206-215. Download

Drew, L. , Berg, C. A., King, P., Verdant, C., Butler, J., Griffiths, K.,&Wiebe, D. (2011). Depleted parental psychological resources as mediators of the association of income with adherence and metabolic control. J of Family Psychology, 25, 751-758. Download

Butner, J. M., Berg, C. A., Osborn, P., Butler, J. M., Godri, C., Fortenberry, K. T., Barach, I.,&Wiebe, D. J. (2009). Parent-adolescent discrepancies in adolescents' competence and the balance of adolescent autonomy and adolescent and parent well-being in the context of Type 1 Diabetes. Developmental Psychology, 45(3),835-849. Download

Fortenberry, K. T., Butler, J. M., Butner, J., Berg, C. A., Upchurch, R.,&Wiebe, D. J. (2009). Perceived diabetes task competence mediates the relationship of both negative and positive affect with blood glucose in adolescents with type 1 Diabetes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Download

Palmer, K. L., Berg, C. A., Butler, J., Fortenberry, K., Murray, M., Lindsay, R., Donaldson, D., Swinyard, M., Foster, C.,&Wiebe, D. J. (2009). Mothers', fathers', and children's perceptions of parental diabetes responsibility in adolescence: Examining the roles of age, pubertal status, and efficacy. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34, 195-204. Download

Berg, C. A., Butler, J. M., Osborn, P., King, G., Palmer, D. L., Butner, J. (2008). The role of parental monitoring in understanding the benefits of parental acceptance on adolescent adherence and metabolic control of Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 31, 678-683. Download

Berg, C. A., Schindler, I.,&Marajh, S. (2008). Adolescents' and Mothers' Perceptions of the Cognitive and Relational Functions of Collaboration and Adjustment in Dealing with Type 1 Diabetes. Journal of Family Psychology, 22,865-874. Download

Olsen, B., Berg, C. A., & Wiebe, D. J.(2008). Mother-child similarity in illness representations and adjustment to type 1 diabetes. Psychology and Health, 23, 113-129. Download

Wiebe, D., Berg, C. A., Fortenberry, K., Sirstins, J., Lindsay, R., Donaldson, D.,&Murray, M. (2008). Physician recommendations about maternal involvement in adolescent diabetes management. Diabetes Care, 31,690-692. Download

Berg, C. A., Wiebe, D. J., Beveridge, R. M., Palmer, D. L., Korbel, C. D., Upchurch, R., Swinyard, M. T., Lindsay, R.,&Donaldson, D. L. (2007). Mother-child appraised involvement in coping with diabetes stressors and emotional adjustment. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Download

Beveridge, R.,&Berg, C. A. (2007). Parent-adolescent collaboration: An interpersonal model for understanding optimal interactions. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 10, 25-52. Download

Butler, J., Skinner, M., Gelfand, D., Berg, C. A.,&Wiebe, D. J. (2007). Maternal parenting style and adjustment in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Download

Beveridge, R. M., Berg, C. A., Wiebe, D. J.,&Palmer, D. A. (2006). Mother and adolescent representations of illness ownership and stressful events surrounding diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 818-827. Download

Wiebe, D. J., Berg, C. A., Korbel, C., Palmer, D. A., Beveridge, R. M., Upchurch, R., Lindsay, R., Swinyard, M. T.,&Donaldson, D. L. (2005). Children's appraisals of involvement in coping with diabetes: Enhancing our understanding of adherence, metabolic control, and quality of life across adolescence. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30, 167-178. Download

Palmer, D. L., Berg, C. A., Wiebe, D. J., Beveridge, R. M., Korbel, C. D., Upchurch, R., M. T., Lindsay, R., Donaldson, D. L. (2004). The role of autonomy and pubertal status in understanding age differences in maternal involvement in diabetes responsibility across adolescence. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 29, 35-46. Download

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