MyDiaText: Study for Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

Study name

MyDiaText: Evaluating the feasibility of a text messaging system to improve achievement of behavioral goals in youth with type 1 diabetes

Study sponsor

University of Pennsylvania

Principal investigator

Kathy Montgomery

Who can participate?

Patients ages 10-17 who have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes within the past 6 months

What is this study about?

The purpose of this research study is to determine the feasibility and functionality of receiving SMS (text) motivational messages and to evaluate the satisfaction of MyDiaText (the system that will deliver messages). These messages are intended to encourage more self-management practices and the adoption of healthy habits in ways that will be retained beyond this study.

What does participation involve?

At your routine clinic visit or diabetes class, a team member will ask you to create a profile for an online portal and to choose a behavioral goal. You will be asked to provide a phone number in order to receive daily text messages and will be asked to reply to these messages twice a week, asking you about progress on your behavioral goal. You will receive incentive points for replying to these messages and for completing optional online quizzes. After 30 days, the study team will ask you fill out an online follow-up survey, which asks you about how helpful these text reminders were in reaching your goal.

A few things you should know about participating

  • Participation is voluntary and you may quit the study at any time, for any reason

How long will this study last?

Participation will last one month.


Participants will be compensated with a gift card for their time.

If you are interested in the study

Please email or call 267-426-7519

CHOP #: 12-009120
Expiration Date: February 20, 2015

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