Diabetes Type 1 clinical trials at UC Davis
2 research studies open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 2-17
Behavioral family therapy, specifically focused on insuring support for the primary caregiver of a child with type one diabetes mellitus and healthy family dynamics, may improve the child's glycemic control as measured by hemoglobin A1c level (HbA1c).
“Are frequent clinic visits to manage Type 1 Diabetes difficult for you to accommodate? Telemedicine may be a convenient alternative!”
open to eligible people ages 1-17
At the conclusion of this project, investigators will have assessed the effectiveness of home-based telemedicine for improving multiple important clinical and patient-centered outcomes in a high-risk pediatric cohort with T1D. Aim 1. To test the hypothesis that home-based telemedicine is a feasible and acceptable method of care delivery for patients with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes (T1D) currently cared for at the University of California, Davis (UCD) Pediatric Endocrinology clinic. Specifically: A) Patients and families choose to participate in telemedicine visits as a supplement to in-person care; B) Patients and families can utilize secure, internet-based platforms to upload and share glucose meter data and to establish an audio-video connection with a diabetes specialist in their home settings; C) Patients and families are satisfied with the experience of home-based telemedicine and would choose to receive future diabetes care via this modality. Aim 2. To test the hypothesis that using home-based telemedicine, these patients can complete more frequent visits with a diabetes specialist than they previously completed via office visits alone. Aim 3. To test the hypothesis that increased contact with a diabetes specialist via home-based telemedicine will lead to significant improvement in glycemic control for these patients. Aim 4. To evaluate the effects of increased contact with a diabetes specialist via home-based telemedicine on high-cost health care utilization - specifically emergency department (ED) visits and diabetes-related hospitalizations.