Is behavioral family systems therapy for diabetes (BFST-D) an effective intervention for adolescents with diabetes?

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Evidence-Based Answer

When compared with standard diabetes care, BFST-D is associated with a lower HbA1C, increased treatment adherence (especially among adolescents with HbA1C levels >9%), and fewer negative communications regarding diabetes-related conflicts with parents. However, the effect of BFST-D on diabetes outcomes is similar to educational support (SOR: B, multiple studies of single RCT data set).

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