Effects of Academic Stress on Teenagers with Type 1 Diabetes
Keywords:Type 1 Diabetes, Adolescent Diabetes, Stress and Glucose Levels, Academic Stress, Stress and Glycemic Levels
Type one diabetes is a a condition that is exponentially growing in the US and all over the world. As the majoirty of these patients are diagnosed at a young age, much research is being completed in order to find ways to help these adolescents live a more normal life by minimizing its effects. The goal of this research is to find a possible correlation between diabetic teenagers’ academic stress levels and their average glucose levels. By means of an extensive 3 week survey in which each participant was asked to share their stress levels, lifestyle habits, and glucose reports on a daily basis, it was found that there is a strong positive correlation between he two variables. They produced an r-value of about 0.9939, suggesting statistical significance. Knowing this information will help patients within this age group manage their glucose readings better and keep them at better control throughout the day.
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