Implementation of a Diabetes Transition of Care Program

Jeanne M. Little, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC; Janice A. Odiaga, DNP, CPNP-PC; Carla Z. Minutti, MD

Disclosures

J Pediatr Health Care. 2017;31(2):215-221. 

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Purpose

This quality improvement initiative is founded on the "Got transition" initiative (Center for Health Care Transition Improvement Project Team, 2014); national guidelines from the AAP, AAFP, and ACP (2011); and the ADA recommendations for transition of care (Peters et al., 2011). The purpose of the study was to evaluate transition readiness of adolescents 14 years of age and older with Type 1 diabetes to determine their self-advocacy and self-management skills.

The overall goal was to build a sustainable model for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes to transition to adult-oriented care. The first implementation goal of this quality improvement project was to create a data registry to identify all adolescents 14 years of age and older with Type 1 diabetes. The second goal was to complete baseline transition assessment questionnaires on all adolescents with Type 1 diabetes identified by the registry.

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