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The Impact of Telehealthcare Intervention on Glycemic Control in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03505268
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 23, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 23, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Zohar Landau, Assuta Hospital Systems

Brief Summary:

This study evaluates the effect of telemedicine intervention program upon glycemic control in type 1 diabetes mellitus children and their parents in Israel. Half of the participants will receive the telemedicine intervention for a period of six months while the other half will receive the regular treatment then vice versa. Each group will receive in the intervention period 6 telemedicine meeting with a dietician and six telemedicine meetings with a nurse.

The investigators hypothesized that the participants that are recieving the telemedicine intervention will have a better glycemic control after 6 months.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Behavioral: Telemedicine Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The prevalence of type 1 diabetes has been steadily increasing for the past few decades and is a relatively common chronic disease of childhood (1). Managing type 1 diabetes in young children presents unique challenges to the patient, parents, and to the pediatric health care provider. The diabetes regimen includes intensive blood glucose monitoring, multiple daily injections of insulin ,and frequent insulin dose adjustments according to the amount of carbohydrate eaten, blood sugar, and physical activity. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trail (DCCT) showed a significant link between blood glucose control and a slower onset and progression of diabetes complications, with improved glycemic control decreasing the risk of micro- and macro- vascular complication (2,3,4).

Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measures the

In the past decade a significant progress took place in therapy and treatment of diabetes. However poor glycemic control is recorded in a significant proportion of adolescents.

Telehealthcare is the use of telecommunications to deliver healthcare services and involves the remote interaction between a primary care provider and specialist. Telemedicine represents a useful and cost-effective solution to the strict follow-up required in diabetes management ,

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 75 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Impact of Telehealthcare Intervention on Glycemic Control in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes
Estimated Study Start Date : May 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 3, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 3, 2019

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Diabetes Type 1

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: telemedicine intervention
The intervention group, in addition to usual care, will get 10 telemedicine interventions by a certified nurse and dietitian who both specialize in treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Behavioral: Telemedicine
Patients of the Intervention Group will have once biweekly telephonic intervention conversation with dietitian, specialized in diabetes and diabetes nurse. The patients of the control group will have a routine care.

No Intervention: usual care
Usual care consisted of visits to the diabetes center every three months and communication with their doctor by phone when needed.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The impact of telehealthcare intervention on the change of the glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The glycemic control will be measured by the change from baseline Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) at 6 months.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

diagnosed with typ1 1 diabetes for at least 6 months insulin dependent participants provided consent to participate in the study consent to use the Accu-Chek Connect diabetes management app -

Exclusion Criteria:

new onset of diabetes type 1 not specified as type 1 diabetes


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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03505268

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Contact: Zohar Landau, MD +97235028420
Contact: Neriya Levran, RD +972545432176

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AssutaHA Recruiting
Tel Aviv, Israel
Contact: Zohar Landau, MD    +972544822792   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assuta Hospital Systems
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Principal Investigator: Zohar Landau, MD Assuta Hospital Systems

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Zohar Landau, Principal Investigator, Assuta Hospital Systems Identifier: NCT03505268    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016033
First Posted: April 23, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 23, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Zohar Landau, Assuta Hospital Systems:
Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), Telemedicine
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases