The Impact of Telehealthcare Intervention on Glycemic Control in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

A

Assuta Hospital Systems

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Treatments

Behavioral: Telemedicine

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03505268
2016033

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study evaluates the effect of telemedicine intervention program upon glycemic control in type 1 diabetes mellitus children and their parents in Israel. Half of the participants will receive the telemedicine intervention for a period of six months while the other half will receive the regular treatment then vice versa. Each group will receive in the intervention period 6 telemedicine meeting with a dietician and six telemedicine meetings with a nurse. The investigators hypothesized that the participants that are recieving the telemedicine intervention will have a better glycemic control after 6 months.

Full description

The prevalence of type 1 diabetes has been steadily increasing for the past few decades and is a relatively common chronic disease of childhood (1). Managing type 1 diabetes in young children presents unique challenges to the patient, parents, and to the pediatric health care provider. The diabetes regimen includes intensive blood glucose monitoring, multiple daily injections of insulin ,and frequent insulin dose adjustments according to the amount of carbohydrate eaten, blood sugar, and physical activity. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trail (DCCT) showed a significant link between blood glucose control and a slower onset and progression of diabetes complications, with improved glycemic control decreasing the risk of micro- and macro- vascular complication (2,3,4). Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measures the In the past decade a significant progress took place in therapy and treatment of diabetes. However poor glycemic control is recorded in a significant proportion of adolescents. Telehealthcare is the use of telecommunications to deliver healthcare services and involves the remote interaction between a primary care provider and specialist. Telemedicine represents a useful and cost-effective solution to the strict follow-up required in diabetes management ,

Enrollment

75 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

1 to 13 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

diagnosed with typ1 1 diabetes for at least 6 months insulin dependent participants provided consent to participate in the study consent to use the Accu-Chek Connect diabetes management app -

Exclusion criteria

new onset of diabetes type 1 not specified as type 1 diabetes

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Crossover Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

75 participants in 2 patient groups

telemedicine intervention
Experimental group
Description:
The intervention group, in addition to usual care, will get 10 telemedicine interventions by a certified nurse and dietitian who both specialize in treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Telemedicine
usual care
No Intervention group
Description:
Usual care consisted of visits to the diabetes center every three months and communication with their doctor by phone when needed.

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Neriya Levran, RD; Zohar Landau, MD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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