Personalized Decision Support for Older Patients with Diabetes

Older man head shotThe purpose of this longitudinal study is to develop a web-based Geriatric Diabetes Decision Aid ( GDDA) to encourage individualization of diabetes care among older patients. Despite established diabetic care goals for the general population, it remains unclear whether general population diabetic care goals are appropriate for older diabetic patients who differ in terms of functional status, comorbidities, and life expectancy. The GDDA will educate patients on diabetes, deliver prognostic information to providers, and elicit the treatment preferences of patients.

Principal Investigator: Elbert S. Huang, MD, MPH
Research Team:
Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH
Nananda Col, MD, MPP, MPH, FACP
William Dale, MD, PhD
David O. Meltzer, MD, PhD
Aviva Nathan, MPH

Funding Source:
American Diabetes Association