Date of Award


Degree Name

School Psychology


Graduate School of Education and Professional Development

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Teresa Clark

Second Advisor

Lanai Jennings

Third Advisor

Conrae Lucas-Adkins

Fourth Advisor

Stephen O’Keefe


Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic illness that must be managed 24 hours a day with insulin administration and frequent blood glucose testing to maintain control. Because children spend a significant amount of their day at school, children with Type 1 Diabetes need additional support within the school setting. However, there are few studies investigating the school setting for support for children with Type 1 Diabetes. The current school-based study evaluated the effectiveness of a psychoeducational group therapy intervention on Diabetes Specific Knowledge. One child with Type 1 Diabetes and four peers without diabetes participated in the group therapy treatment. Diabetes Specific Knowledge was assessed three times over a six week period using the Diabetes Knowledge Questionnaire- 24. The results showed an overall slight increase in Diabetes Specific Knowledge.


School psychology.

Diabetes - Treatment.