Participants sought for study on caring for a child using Insulin Pump Therapy

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Participants sought for study on caring for a child using Insulin Pump Therapy

Are you interested in being part of a study on using Insulin Pump Therapy?

The Paediatric & Adolescent iNsulin Pump Decision Aid – a novel intervention Project, is run by the Paediatric Diabetes Centre, Royal Hobart Hospital & School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Tasmania.

Type 1 Diabetes is most often diagnosed in children and adolescents and is one of the most common chronic childhood conditions. It is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system is activated to destroy the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The pancreas is unable to produce the insulin that the body needs. The decision to move from multiple daily injections of insulin to insulin pump therapy is complex and involves competing family and out of care issues.

How to manage pump therapy maintenance at school, in day-care or when children have sleep-overs or attend camps are just some of the issues that decision making covers.

The University of Tasmania and the Royal Hobart Hospital are seeking focus group participants who have either used insulin pump therapy and are:

  • between 18 and 25 years of age and have tried insulin pump therapy OR
  • family or carers of children or adolescents who have used insulin pump therapy

As part of the focus group, you will participate in a small group meeting with up to eight other people to comment on a newly developed decision aid. It is anticipated that the decision aid will assist people to make robust decisions about moving to insulin pump therapy.

If you are interested in taking part in the study into the development and trial of a decision aid, please contact Dr Erika Altmann from the PANDANI project team on mobile number 0456 147 124.

(Source: University of Tasmania)

Date Created: April 9, 2015

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