Current Content
Volume 41 - Number 6
November/December 2015

The Experience of Siblings of Children With Type 1 Diabetes
Jennifer P. Dougherty

Siblings of patients with diabetes mellitus have a unique experience that demands attention from health care providers. The purpose of this article is to explore the sibling experience, identify common fears, and provide the clinician with practical guidance on family-centered care for diabetes management. A comprehensive understanding of factors surrounding sibling adjustment is vital to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and families affected by diabetes.