Patricia Kringas emphasizes the necessity of shifting the dialogue for adolescents to a more aggressive and proactive approach but also lets us know that education still plays an extremely important role. Here’s the link to the free educational materials she mentions from the TODAY study (available in both English and Spanish for adults and adolescents): TODAY (Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents & Youth.
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?
How Were Family Members Involved in the TODAY Study?
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.