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Pedi-Flite improves outcomes, reduces costs for pediatric diabetic patients


Providing families with diabetic children access via pager to a transport team improves outcomes and efficiency, according to a recent study performed at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The study, “Real-time Support of Pediatric Diabetes Self-care by a Transport Team,” was reported online ahead of print inDiabetes Care, the world’s leading journal for clinical diabetes research and published by the American Diabetes Association. Brandi E. Franklin, PhD, assistant professor in the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, retrospectively analyzed pager use in pediatric diabetic patients who used the service from August 2009 to December 2012.

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