A Pilot Project to Assess the Impact of Diabetes Education During Ophthalmology Visits

NCT ID: NCT02334137


Title
Providing Diabetes Services in the Lions Eye Clinic: a Pilot Project to Assess the Impact of Diabetes Education During Ophthalmology Visits
Purpose
The overarching purpose of this project is to provide diabetes education to the diverse patient population at the Lions Eye Clinic, a resident-run ophthalmology practice at California Pacific Medical Center. Because of high clinic volume in a teaching environment, our patients often experience long wait times. The goal of this program is to utilize this wait time for diabetes education, a much-needed corollary to the eye care that patients receive at our clinic. This pilot project will investigate the impact of a program like this in our patient population. Specifically, the investigators are investigating whether diabetes education delivered in an ophthalmology setting enhances patient understanding of diabetes (via knowledge surveys) and/or leads to improved blood glucose control (via hemoglobin A1c). This is a 6-month study that runs through April 2015, and looks at the impact of an interactive diabetes education iPad app +/- in-person sessions with a diabetes educator. A subset of patients who meet with a diabetes educator will also be shown their own retinal images (compared to a normal retina).
Details
Conditions
Diabetes Complications, Diabetic Retinopathy
Keywords
Source
California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
Sponsors
California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, Pacific Vision Foundation
Status
Completed
Acronym
LionsDMed
Last Updated
24 Jul 2016
URL
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