Exposure-based treatment to control excessive blood glucose monitoring

Keith D Allen, Joseph H Evans

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We investigated an exposure-based procedure for reducing excessive checking of blood glucose by a child with diabetes. In a changing criterion design, an exposure-based procedure was implemented by systematically exposing the child to decreasing amounts of information about blood sugar levels (checking) and thereby increasing exposure to potential hypoglycemia. Access to information was reduced in graduated increments, with the parents setting criteria to levels at which they were willing to adhere. Results demonstrated that the procedure was effective in reducing excessive blood glucose checking and in improving metabolic control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-500
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001


  • Behavioral pediatrics
  • Changing criterion design
  • Diabetes
  • Exposure-based treatment
  • Hypoglycemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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