Long-Term Glycemic Control as a Result of Initial Education for Children With New Onset Type 1 Diabetes: Does the Setting Matter?

Susanne M. Cabrera, Nayan T. Srivastava, Jennifer M. Behzadi, Tina M. Pottorff, Linda DiMeglio, Emily Walvoord

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Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the role of initial diabetes education delivery at an academic medical center (AMC) versus non-AMCs on long-term glycemic control. Methods We performed a retrospective study of children with type 1 diabetes referred to an AMC after being educated at non-AMCs. These children were matched to a group of children diagnosed and educated as inpatients at an AMC. The A1C levels at 2, 3, and 5 years from diagnosis were compared between the 2 groups of children. Results Records were identified from 138 children. Glycemic control was comparable in the non-AMC-educated versus AMC-educated patients at 2, 3, and 5 years from diagnosis. The A1C was also highly consistent in each patient over time. Conclusions Long-term glycemic control was independent of whether initial education was delivered at an AMC or non-AMC. Formal education and location at time of diagnosis do not appear to play a significant role in long-term glycemic control. Novel educational constructs, focusing on developmental stages of childhood and reeducation over time, are likely more important than education at time of diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-194
Number of pages8
JournalDiabetes Educator
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Education
Inpatients
Retrospective Studies

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  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)

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Long-Term Glycemic Control as a Result of Initial Education for Children With New Onset Type 1 Diabetes : Does the Setting Matter? / Cabrera, Susanne M.; Srivastava, Nayan T.; Behzadi, Jennifer M.; Pottorff, Tina M.; DiMeglio, Linda; Walvoord, Emily.

In: Diabetes Educator, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2013, p. 187-194.

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Cabrera, Susanne M. ; Srivastava, Nayan T. ; Behzadi, Jennifer M. ; Pottorff, Tina M. ; DiMeglio, Linda ; Walvoord, Emily. / Long-Term Glycemic Control as a Result of Initial Education for Children With New Onset Type 1 Diabetes : Does the Setting Matter?. In: Diabetes Educator. 2013 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 187-194.
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