Worry About Low Blood Glucoses

Study Name: REDCHIP 2.0: Home Video-Based Telemedicine to Reduce Hypoglycemia Fear in Parents of Young Children.

Funding: National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) R01DK118514

UF Principal Investigator:  Kimberly A. Driscoll, Ph.D.

What is fear of hypoglycemia and how does it impact health? Fear of hypoglycemia is anxiety or worry about low blood glucoses. Some worry is healthy – it motivates people to attend to blood glucoses. However, other people may experience worry that causes distress or engagement in behaviors to maintain high blood glucoses to specifically avoid low blood glucoses. Fear of hypoglycemia may lead to chronically elevated blood glucose levels and A1C.

What is the purpose of REDCHIP? The purpose of this research study is to conduct a randomized clinical trial comparing REDCHIP, a parent-focused telemedicine intervention to reduce hypoglycemia fear to a relevant attention control intervention in families of young children with type 1 diabetes.

Who can participate?

  • Caregivers of children who have type 1 diabetes
  • Child is between 2-5.99 years of age
  • Child has type 1 diabetes for at 6 months

Status: Currently enrolling

Whom do I contact for more information? Alicia Pardon, B.A. at 352-237-7330 or ufdiabetes@phhp.ufl.edu