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Patricia Kringas, RN, CDE: How Were Family Members Involved in the TODAY Study?

Patricia_KringasPatricia Kringas, RN, CDE, describes how the TODAY study was designed to ensure that family members were also involved with the study in an in-depth and integrated manner. All educational materials were available in both English and Spanish, and family members also participated fully in the study. Although lack of parental supervision and involvement can often be an indicator for poor diabetes control among adolescents, this was not the case in the TODAY study….

 

 

More videos with Patricia Kringas:

Patricia Kringas, RN, MA, CDE, Introduction
Results of the TODAY Study on Type 2 Adolescents
What Can We Learn from the TODAY study on Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes?
What Does the Future Look Like for Type 2 Adolescents?

Patricia Kringas is a certified diabetes educator at the Naomie Berrie Diabetes Center, Columbia University Medical Center. Patricia assists patients to meet the rigor and pace of various experimental protocols. She has coordinated major multi-center trials are focusing on adults with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (ACCORD, DREAM, and ORIGIN studies) and treatments for adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes (TODAY Study). Additional studies focus on noninvasive visualization of pancreatic beta cell mass by PET scanning. Patricia directs the patient education program at the Berrie Center and co-chairs the Translational Research committee there as well. Patricia received her BSN degree in Nursing from Mount St. Mary College and her Master’s degree in Nursing Education from New York University.