Transition of Diabetes Care From Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Providers.

Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Who Attend Pre-transition Classes, Are Better Prepared to Transition Their Care From Pediatric to Adult Providers


Lead Sponsor: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Source Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Brief Summary

A dedicated pre-transition class, as proposed in this study, could help facilitate a smooth transition between pediatric and adult diabetes care. The innovation in this study is that these classes are an opportunity for the patients and their families to meet with the Adult Diabetes Team consisting of a diabetologist, RD and CDE, prior to the transition of care. Having met them would then increase the likelihood of compliance with the Adult clinic visits.

Overall Status Recruiting
Start Date April 13, 2018
Completion Date June 30, 2020
Primary Completion Date April 30, 2020
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Transition preparedness 1 month
Enrollment 50

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: Transition classes

Description: 90 minutes spent with patients and their families (separately) to review the changes and challenges associated with healthcare transition and help alleviate some of the barriers traditionally associated with this process.

Arm Group Label: Patients attending the classes



Inclusion Criteria:

Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Exclusion Criteria:

Not wanting to participate in the classes

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 16 Years

Maximum Age: 21 Years

Healthy Volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Kanthi Bangalore Krishna, MD Principal Investigator PSHMC
Overall Contact

Last Name: Kanthi Bangalore Krishna, MD

Phone: 7175310003

Phone Ext.: 287727

Email: [email protected]

Facility: Status: Contact: Penn State Hershey Medical Center Macy Reall, RD
Location Countries

United States

Verification Date

May 2020

Responsible Party

Type: Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Investigator Full Name: Kanthi Bangalore Krishna

Investigator Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Has Expanded Access No
Number Of Arms 1
Arm Group

Label: Patients attending the classes

Type: Experimental

Description: The patients attending the transition classes will receive a survey to assess transition preparedness before and after attending the class.

Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Allocation: N/A

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment

Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Masking: None (Open Label)