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Houston, Texas 77030


The purpose of this study is to see if a patient's ability (and/ or parent) to read, write, and do basic math problems affects blood sugar control in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Study summary:

"Literacy" is defined as an individual's ability to read, write, and speak English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society, to achieve one's goals, and develop one's knowledge and potential, according to the National Literacy Act of 1991. The National Work Group on Health and Literacy reported that between 40 and 44 million persons in the United States have rudimentary literacy skills, and are unable to understand written materials that require only basic reading proficiency. Illiteracy has become an increasingly important problem, especially as it relates to healthcare. Literacy skills are paramount to effective self-management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. And, "Diabetes Self-Management Education" is the cornerstone of care for all individuals with diabetes who want to achieve successful health-related outcomes. Self care of diabetes plays a major role in achieving DCCT recommended level of hemoglobin A1C. Deficient self-management will lead to uncontrolled diabetes, resulting in multisystem complications, increasing exponentially the burden on our healthcare system. Structured education of individuals tailored to combat poor literacy skills is imperative in helping these individuals achieve good glycemic control. Hence we would like to evaluate literacy in our clinic so appropriate educational material can be developed to help patient with T1DM who have low literacy.


Inclusion Criteria: - Type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus - Parent/ legal guardian must be present if child is less than 18 years of age. - Diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus must have been made at least 1 year earlier. - Parent/ legal guardian and/ or child must have completed all 3 mandatory diabetes education classes. - English and/or Spanish speaking only. Exclusion Criteria: - Any form of mental retardation or cognitive disorder in parent/ legal guardian. - Mental retardation or cognitive disorder in a child who is in Grade 6 or higher.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Rubina A Heptulla, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

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Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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