Ability to Cope With Type 1 Diabetes
The purpose of this study is to learn about the relationship that exists between coping skills and blood glucose control. In addition to this, we will study the effect of type 1 diabetes on coping skills in different age groups, genders, ethnicities, socioeconomic groups, and the duration of diabetes.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Ongoing Management of Type 1 Diabetes|
|Study Start Date:||July 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Coping with type 1 diabetes can be very difficult. Type 1 diabetes is a very unique chronic disease because it requires constant attention to several responsibilities such as daily glucose monitoring, multiple daily insulin doses, and strict diet and exercise. Several studies have shown that increased rates of poorer glucose control are a result of struggling to cope with type 1 diabetes. This may be due to the fact that many type 1 diabetics experience a feeling of exhaustion, or "burnout," after a certain period of time due to an overwhelming amount of responsibility.
In our study we would like to determine how children's ability to cope with diabetes affects glucose control. By completing several questionnaires, we can analyze different kinds of coping skills through a complex scoring system. These scores will then be analyzed in comparison to your glucose control using HbA1c.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00206362
|United States, Texas|
|Texas Children's Hospital|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Rubina A Heptulla, MD||Baylor College of Medicine|