Reducing Diabetes distress Using Cognitive behavioral therapy
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology are conducting a new behavioral research study to examine whether a new program called ReDUCe, which focuses on the psychological burdens of T1D, can improve medical outcomes.
Your participation in this study will last for 12 months: 3 months of free psychological support, 6 months of free continuous glucose monitors (CGM), 4 at-home HbA1c checks, and brief cell phone surveys. The psychological support will involve one-on-one televisit sessions with a licensed psychologist to discuss how the emotional distress of having and managing T1D interferes with self-management and how that translates to blood sugars. In addition, the ReDUCe program will teach you effective coping, problem-solving, relaxation, and stress management, along with CGM weekly review and feedback.
You will be one of 150 people to participate in this study and will be randomized to either the ReDUCe program plus CGM or CGM alone. You will receive compensation for your participation.