PRISM Tool Significantly Improves Blood Sugar Levels, Initial Tests Show

Early testing of a 10-minute survey tool developed by Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, and the PROKids team resulted in impressive changes in blood sugar control for children with Type 1 diabetes.

The team did preliminary testing of the Problem Recognition in Illness Self-Management (PRISM) survey with 65 families. Half received the interventional survey and the other half continued the traditional clinic visits for diabetes management.

“The average blood sugar of the children whose family participated in PRISM dropped 0.8 percent,” said Cox. “That’s a significant improvement in blood sugar levels.”

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