Navigation Links
Managing Type 1 diabetes as an adolescent
Date:3/14/2014

AURORA, Colo. (March 14, 2014) The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC) will receive a $2.1 million grant to help teach adolescents with Type 1 diabetes how to manage their disease and improve their health outcomes and quality of life. The study is called the Flexible Lifestyle 3mpowering Change (FL3X). For most people, being diagnosed with diabetes is a life changing and traumatic event. For a teenager it can be worse. This study will assist teens in managing their insulin, checking their blood sugar and keeping themselves healthy which can be an enormous task.

"Teaching youth to better manage all of the daily tasks of diabetes and helping them to engage actively in problem solving according to their needs, holds great promise and we have this opportunity with this study," said one of the awardees and principal investigator David Maahs, MD, PhD, an associate professor with the School of Medicine. "A pilot study recently completed with 61 teenagers had overwhelmingly positive outcomes with the teens expressing how happy they were to have someone who listened to their concerns living with diabetes. The pilot study was very effective in its capacity to address the realities of these young people's lives."

The study will position diabetes educators as health coaches who teach youth to identify issues that impede their diabetes care and help find solutions that work individually for teens in their daily lives. These educators also work with teen's family members to establish support systems that reduce conflict and build positive communication patterns. The real goals are for these educators to help adolescents better manage their diabetes by checking their blood sugar, giving the right amount of insulin, choosing a healthy diet and engaging in appropriate physical activity.

Other health care providers that are involved in the trainings are a professor of nutrition, a psychologist and health coaches who will deliver the interventions. These providers are Certified Diabetes Educators who will all be trained in a behavioral intervention using motivational interviewing and problem solving skills among other principles. The study team represents a wide array of expertise that gives the study a unique approach to help teens manage their diabetes by addressing behavior, diet, physical activity, social, and family communication issues.

This study will comprise 250 teens ages 13-16 who have Type 1 Diabetes, many of which are considered high-risk kids and who are also under insured. They will start recruiting adolescents in April and will follow the adolescents for 1 1/2 years. The total amount for the grant is $7 million and other collaborators in the study are scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health. This study is being funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIH/NIDDKD).


'/>"/>

Contact: Jackie Brinkman
jackie.brinkman@ucdenver.edu
303-724-1525
University of Colorado Denver
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Managing waters shared across national boundaries: Treasury of papers helps capture 20 years of lessons
2. Research examines new methods for managing digestive health
3. Managing biodiversity data from local government
4. Breast cancer gene could play critical role in obesity and diabetes
5. Study pinpoints protective mutations for type 2 diabetes
6. Inside out at the 2014 AAAS meeting: The impact of gut flora on diabetes and obesity
7. A role of glucose tolerance could make the adaptor protein p66Shc a new target for cancer and diabetes
8. Seven new genetic regions linked to type 2 diabetes
9. New molecule protects brain from detrimental effects linked to diabetes and high blood sugar
10. Ingredients in chocolate, tea and berries could guard against diabetes
11. Fish derived serum omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... VILNIUS, Lithuania , May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... today released the MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification ... deployment of large-scale multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can ... and accuracy using any combination of fingerprint, face ... of MegaMatcher SDK and MegaMatcher ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... and LONDON , April 26, ... of EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys ... announced a partnership to integrate the Onegini mobile ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151104/283829LOGO ) ... customers enhanced security to access and transact across ...
(Date:4/15/2016)... -- A new partnership announced today will help life ... a fraction of the time it takes today, ... insurance policies to consumers without requiring inconvenient and ... rapid testing (A1C, Cotinine and HIV) and higi,s ... pulse, BMI, and activity data) available at local ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Researchers at ... most commonly-identified miRNAs in people with peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma. Their findings are the ... read it now. , Diagnostic biomarkers are signposts in the blood, lung fluid ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 2016 , ... UAS LifeSciences, one of the leading manufacturers ... Probiotics, into Target stores nationwide. The company, which has been manufacturing high quality ... list of well-respected retailers. This list includes such fine stores as Whole Foods, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has announced the creation ... biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" or "the ... a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors for the ... WDR5 represent an exciting class of therapies, possessing ... for cancer patients. Substantial advances have been achieved ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has signed ... to serve as their official health care provider. ... will provide sponsorship support, athletic training services, and ... volunteers, athletes and families. "We are ... and to bring Houston Methodist quality services and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: