New NDEP Resource Helps with Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care
Transitioning from pediatric to adult health care can be a challenge for teens and young adults with diabetes, their parents, and pediatric and adult health care providers. The National Diabetes Education Program's (NDEP's) new Transitions webpage provides the following resources to help with the process:
- The Transition Planning Checklist includes a timeline to guide the transition planning process and suggests key action steps for completing various aspects of the process.
- The Clinical Summary for New Health Care Team is an at-a-glance document to support the new adult care team and provides helpful information such as a list of the patient's current medical problems, medical history, medications, self-monitoring information, and patient/family comments.
- The Resource List offers additional online resources such as videos, message boards, social networks, workbooks, checklists, guides, and books.
Explore this new NDEP tool at www.ndep.nih.gov/transitions.
NIH Publication No. 10-4562
Page last updated: December 5, 2011