As an adult with type 1 diabetes who, a hundred years ago, transitioned from pediatric care to adult care, I have a ton of interest in how that process takes place. There are so many factors that play into making that transition effective. Does the child have a chance to talk one-on-one with their doctor as they get older? Is there room for group visits in the pediatric space to help transition to adult care? Is independence and responsibility tossed to the kid all at once or is it a gradual process. And hey, does the waiting room inspire confidence in peds while the waiting room in the adult clinic generates despair? (Oooh that last one.)
Growing up with diabetes includes learning how to take the baton of self-care and run with it, and everyone does it differently.
Always working in pursuit of improved patient outcomes, Drs. Tamara and Sean Oser, along with their colleague Dr. Kanthi Krishna, are studying the process of transition from pediatric diabetes care to adult diabetes care. I cannot wait to see what comes of this study and I hope lots of SUM readers click through to see if they qualify to participate.
tl;dr: To see if you qualify and to participate in this study about the journey from peds endo care to adult endo care, you can access their survey here:
HERE IS THE SURVEY! CLICK ON MEEEEEEE!
Feel free to share this survey with your PWD peers so we can help improve quality of life and health outcomes for our community. And if you’d like a psychedelic Santa gif, you can have that, too.