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Diabetes Educ. 2009 Jan-Feb;35(1):108-16. doi: 10.1177/0145721708325156.

Development of a diabetes education program for youth with type 2 diabetes.

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The Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TOD2AY) Study Group (Dr Grey, Ms Schreiner, Ms Pyle)

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this article is to present the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TOD2AY) study and a description of the implementation of the standard diabetes education (SDE) program.

METHODS:

A total of 218 participants (one third of the eventual sample of 750) were initially enrolled in the study. To date, the mean age of participants was 14.3 + 2.1 years, with 63% being female. Families of study participants were largely low or middle income (more than half report family income <$35 000) and about three-quarters were minority.

RESULTS:

More than three-quarters (79%) of families achieved full mastery of the entire SDE program. Mastery required on average 5.5 + 1.3 sessions. In addition, 62% of the families were able to achieve mastery of the session topic in a single visit.

CONCLUSIONS:

In summary, the TOD2AY study SDE program fills the need for effective, engaging materials for youth and their families to use in mastering essential type 2 diabetes skills and knowledge.

PMID:
19244566
PMCID:
PMC2703448
DOI:
10.1177/0145721708325156
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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