Special Issue "Psychological Care in Children and Adolescents with Diabetes"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2023) | Viewed by 401

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Giuseppina Salzano
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Guest Editor
Department of Human Pathology in Adult and Developmental Age “Gaetano Barresi”, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria 1, 98125 Messina, Italy
Interests: monogenic diabetes; pediatrics; endocrinology; technology
Department of Human Pathology in Adult and Developmental Age “Gaetano Barresi”, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria 1, 98125 Messina, Italy
Interests: pediatrics; diabetes; endocrinology; adolescence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Psychological care is a milestone in the management of pediatric patients with diabetes. From the time of diagnosis, psychological support is fundamental to facilitate acceptance of the disease and improve the approach to the daily management of diabetes. However, patients with type 1 diabetes often experience psychological complications, particularly during adolescence, which is a well-known, high-risk time period for all young people, when they experience rebellion and lawlessness. Psychological issues have been reported to adversely affect glycemic control in individuals with diabetes. 

In this Special Issue of Children, papers that address psychological issues in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes are welcome, including epidemiological data, risk factors, diagnostic tools, and therapeutic strategies. In addition, papers that explore the dramatic psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric patients with diabetes will be given full consideration.

The format of the submitted papers may include original research, systematic reviews, reviews, perspectives, clinical trials, case reports and opinion articles. The authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editors if they would like to submit a different type of paper.

Dr. Giuseppina Salzano
Dr. Stefano Passanisi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • adolescence
  • COVID-19
  • diagnosis
  • glycemic control
  • lockdown
  • pediatrics
  • psychological disorders
  • type 1 diabetes
  • therapy
  • syndromic diabetes
  • monogenic diabetes

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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