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Improving Health Communication in Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes (PREP-DC)

Principal Investigator: Maureen Monaghan, Ph.D.
Status: Recruiting participants
Eligibility Criteria: Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) ages 17 through 23 with Type 1 diabetes ≥ one-year duration nearing transition to adult care (within 6 to 12 months)
Procedure: Participants complete questionnaires at two to three consecutive clinic visits in pediatric care and one visit post-transfer to adult care. Each visit with the pediatric health care provider is audio recorded. Between the first two clinic visits, AYAs participate in three intervention sessions via videoconference and receive targeted two-way text messages and access to study resources (e.g., website). Intervention sessions focus on communicating health information and preparation for adult diabetes care.
Funding: American Diabetes Association, Pathway to Stop Diabetes Accelerator Award 1-18-ACE-27 (2018-2022)
Contact: Breana Bryant

Positive Psychology Intervention to Treat Diabetes Distress in Teens with T1D

Principal Investigator: Randi Streisand, Ph.D., in collaboration with Sarah Jaser, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University)
Status: Recruiting participants
Eligibility Criteria: Adolescents ages 13 to 17 with type 1 diabetes ≥ one year, together with one parent or caregiver.
Procedure: The purpose of this study is to evaluate a positive psychology intervention for distressed teens with type 1 diabetes to determine the effects on adolescents’ glycemic control and psychosocial outcomes, and to examine the differential impact of the intervention across demographic and treatment variables. The intervention includes eight weeks of supportive text messages to teens with some additional text messages to parents.
Funding: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), R01DK121316
Contact: Hailey Inverso

Study of Type 1 Diabetes in Early Childhood and Parenting Support

Principal Investigator: Randi Streisand, Ph.D., in collaboration with Marissa Hillard, Ph.D.
Status: Analyzing Data
Eligibility Criteria

  • Participant: Parent(s) of children newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes between ages 1 to 6
  • Parent Coach: Parents of children diagnosed at a young age and doing well with T1D management and psychosocial functioning

Procedure

  • Step 1: Contact with a Parent Coach
  • Step 2: Psychosocial intervention by a trained research staff member
  • Step 3: Ongoing support from a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and meeting with a clinical psychologist

Note: Step movement is determined by child’s A1c and parent psychosocial functioning.
Funding: NIDDK, NIH, 1R01DK102561-01A1
Collaborators: Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine
Contact: KellyAnn Rooney

Low-Calorie Sweetened Beverage Restriction in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes

Principal Investigator: Randi Streisand, Ph.D., in collaboration with Allison Sylvetsky, Ph.D. 
Status: Recruiting participants
Eligibility Criteria: Children ages 6 to 12 with Type 1 diabetes for at least one-year duration who use a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring (GCM) and report consumption of greater than or equal to 12 ounces of Low-Calorie Sweetened Beverages (LCSB) with sucralose or aspartame+ ace-K at least five days out of the week
Procedure: Eligible participants and their parents are followed for 14 weeks. Participants fill out questionnaires and are scheduled for a visit at the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at Children’s National Hospital. For the two weeks prior to the visit, participants complete texted daily beverage logs, and for the week prior, they complete a daily food and physical activity log. During the baseline visit at the CRU, vitals are obtained, a blood draw and urine sample completed, an MRI performed. Participants are randomized into one of two groups: they are either LCSB restriction, in which they stop the intake of any low-calorie sweeteners; or they are instructed to continue their typical intake of low-calorie sweeteners. After the baseline visit, participants are followed for 12 more weeks and the participants and their parents continue the daily texted beverage logs, complete three more weeks of food and physical activity logs interspersed in different points throughout the study, and have a mid-intervention telehealth visit to reinforce whichever condition they were randomized into. At the end of the intervention, participants return to the CRU to complete another blood draw and urine sample and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 
Funding: Sponsored by NIDDK, NIH R21 DK12234501A1
Collaborators: George Washington University
Contact: Hailey Moore

Youth and Family Functioning, Knowledge and Technology Perceptions Among Adolescents with T1D Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Principal Investigator: Maureen Monaghan, Ph.D.
Status: Recruiting participants
Eligibility Criteria: Adolescents ages 10 to 16 with Type 1 diabetes ≥ one year, using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), together with one parent or caregiver.
Procedure: Participants (parent and child) complete separate questionnaires about T1D management, mood and technology. This is a one-time survey study.
Contact: Breana Bryant