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"The Symptoms Experiment": Improving Diabetes Problem Solving among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

You are invited to participate in a study looking at whether educational activities help adolescents 10-15 years old learn to recognize and manage changes in blood glucose levels. The Joslin Diabetes Center Committee on Human Studies has approved this project conducted by Arlene Smaldone, DNSc, CPNP, CDE, a Joslin postdoctoral research fellow. The study can be done at home and does not require visits to the Joslin Diabetes Center!

We are seeking adolescent girls who have had type 1 diabetes for at least 6 months and experience hypoglycemia (blood glucose less than 80) two or more times a month. Eligible participants will receive one of two educational activities that can be completed at home, a blood glucose meter with 2 weeks of test strips and optional computer software for downloading blood glucose values at no cost. Participants and parents in both groups will complete questionnaires. Adolescents will also participate in a telephone interview.

Adolescents participating in the study will be compensated for their time upon completion of the study.

For more information regarding this study, contact Dr. Arlene Smaldone at 617-732-2699, extension 4506 or by email at Arlene.smaldonea@joslin.harvard.edu.

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