Background: With increasing use of insulin pumps and CGM, parents of children with T1D may benefit from educational opportunities to optimize device use.
Objectives: We assessed parents’ satisfaction with an online educational curriculum- Technology Knowledge Optimization in T1D (TeKnO T1D)- originally developed to improve clinicians’ knowledge of T1D technology.
Methods: Parents (n=29) of children (M age 10.4 ± 2.2 yrs) with well-controlled T1D (M A1c 6.8 ± 0.5%) managed with a pump and CGM piloted the TeKnO T1D curricula. Parents were randomized to begin with the pump or CGM content and completed surveys containing Likert-scale and free-text items before accessing the second curriculum. Iterative, qualitative thematic analysis was conducted by 3 team members.
Results: Table 1 shows percentages of parents who agreed or strongly agreed with statements in the evaluations. Qualitative analyses showed positive reactions to the curricula. Parents desired device and age-specific curricula with additional focus on interpretation of glycemic data and management of specific scenarios (exercise, sick days) including the use of temporary basal rates and extended boluses.
Conclusion: TeKnO T1D is a feasible, enjoyable educational approach for parents. Results will guide future development of device and age-specific curricula so that its impact on knowledge and glycemic control can be evaluated in a more diverse sample.
B.E. Marks: None. J.I. Wolfsdorf: Other Relationship; Self; Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, UpToDate, Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. A.M. Richardson: None. J. Slaats: Other Relationship; Self; Tandem Diabetes Care. M. Monaghan: Research Support; Self; American Diabetes Association. R. Streisand: None. K. Garvey: None.
National Institutes of Health (T32DK007699); Pediatric Endocrine Society; Boston Children’s Hospital