Long Term Effects of Diabetes of Very Young Children
To investigate neurocognitive and behavioral measures in 25 children aged 6-10 years diagnosed with diabetes for > 5 years who have received long-term insulin pump therapy (> 3 years) compared to a group of children matched for age, sex, glycemic control, and diabetes duration treated with insulin injections. Outcome measures will assess: clinical variables, cognitive status (intelligence, neuropsychological functioning), academic achievement, behavior, parenting stress, and quality of life.
It is hypothesized that long term insulin pump therapy initiated during early childhood can delay the progression of neurocognitive complications of diabetes, decrease parental stress, and improve school performance and quality of life, as compared to insulin injections.
Type 1 Diabetes
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Long Term Effects of Diabetes of Very Young Children|
|Study Start Date:||August 2005|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Insulin Pump Therapy
Children on insulin pumps for at least three years. Subjects must have type 1 diabetes for at least five years and diagnosed under the age of 5.
Children must have type 1 diabetes for at least five years and diagnosed prior to the age of 5. Children must receive at least 2 daily injections of insulin.
|United States, Indiana|
|Riley Hospital for Children|
|Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202|
|Principal Investigator:||Linda A DiMeglio, MD||Indiana University/Riley Hospital for Children|