Suicide Risk in Adolescents with Diabetes: A Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kimberly O’Brien
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Received Date: August 12, 2015; Accepted Date: September 22, 2015; Published Date: September 29, 2015
Citation: O’Brien KHM, White E, Aguinaldo LD, Alleman A, Ryan CA (2015) Suicide Risk in Adolescents with Diabetes: A Case Report. Emerg Med (Los Angel) 5:281. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000281
Copyright: © 2015 O’Brien KHM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Adolescents with Diabetes Mellitus Type I are at risk for depression and suicide, particularly suicide via insulin injection. A case presentation is used to examine the suicide attempt via insulin injection of an adolescent female with diabetes. The case is discussed, emphasizing the importance of screening for suicidal ideation, monitoring adolescents with diabetes and comorbid suicide-related thoughts and behaviors carefully, and addressing insulin management in safety planning procedures with these adolescents and their families.