Debbie Butler, MSW, LICSW, CDE, is the Director of Behavioral Health and Pediatric programs at Joslin Diabetes Center. Ms. Butler's clinical interests include working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families on the behavioral and emotional issues related to living with diabetes.
Ms. Butler's research interests include finding innovative ways to improve glycemic control in youth with diabetes and also finding ways to support families living with diabetes.
Boston University School of Social Work
Boston Children's Hospital, Adcare Outpatient Services Boston
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker; Advanced Certificate in Clinical Work with Children, Adolescents, and their Families; Certified Diabetes Educator
- Adult Behavioral Health
Youth and parent preferences for an ideal AP system: It is all about reducing burden.
Associations of diabetes self-management characteristics, HbA1c, and psychosocial outcomes with depressive symptoms in a contemporary sample of adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Innovative features and functionalities of an artificial pancreas system: What do youth and parents want?
Mental Health Providers' Assessment of Parents' Reactions to their Children's Elevated Depressive Symptoms.
Text Message Intervention for Teens with Type 1 Diabetes Preserves HbA1c: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Baseline Psychosocial Characteristics Predict Frequency of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
Associations between major life events and adherence, glycemic control, and psychosocial characteristics in teens with type 1 diabetes.
Improving dietary quality in youth with type 1 diabetes: randomized clinical trial of a family-based behavioral intervention.
Youth-Perceived Burden of Type 1 Diabetes: Problem Areas in Diabetes Survey-Pediatric Version (PAID-Peds).
Salient characteristics of youth with type 1 diabetes initiating continuous glucose monitoring.