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Abstract: FR-PO067

Providing Patient-Centric Education in Type 2 Diabetes and CKD: The "YOU" Project™

Session Information

  • Educational Research
    November 03, 2023 | Location: Exhibit Hall, Pennsylvania Convention Center
    Abstract Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Category: Educational Research

  • 1000 Educational Research


  • Pergola, Pablo E., Renal Associates PA, San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Ramos, Cynthia, Renal Associates PA, San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Rosales, Norma Alicia, Renal Associates PA, San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Oconnor, Jeannine, CTI BioPharma Corp, Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Doherty, Edmund H., Bluejay Medical Affairs Consulting, Dallas, Texas, United States

Recently, we have seen many new and impactful therapeutic options to treat Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Clinicians are challenged to educate patients with TD2 and CKD during a limited appointment time. To address this, we created a simple patient-centric education tool to help them understand the factors impacting their disease, treatment guidelines, and medication options to positively impact disease progression. We assessed how the tool impacted patient knowledge.


As of this submission, 43 patients with CKD completed a questionnaire PRE (5 questions) and POST (7 questions) clinic visit to assess knowledge.


See Table.


The “YOU” patient education tool was well received by patients and allowed clinicians to cover a broad range of information efficiently. All patients showed consistent improvement in their knowledge of disease state, laboratory values, factors that can delay progression, and various medications used, while having a guide to take home and track progress. Patients will be followed, and long-term benefits described in a future publication.

I am very clear in my understanding of the stage of my kidney function3.84.8+20%
I am very clear in my understanding of how to protect my kidneys3.94.7+16%
I am very clear in my understanding of my blood pressure, labs and which medications manage it4.14.7+12%
I am very clear in my understanding of how to manage excess protein in the urine2.84.0+24%
I am very clear in my understanding of how to control diabetes (blood sugar)3.43.9+10%
(POST ONLY) The tool that the Doctor provided helped me to better understand my medical conditions and how to better manage itVery Helpful: 31 Patients
Helpful: 12 Patients
(POST ONLY) What section of the tool did you find most useful?The YOU Circle: 28 Patients
GFR: 12 Patients
Goals: 2 Patients
BMI: 1 Patient

5 = Strongly Agree, 4 = Agree, 3 = Neither or N/A, 2 = Disagree, 1 = Strongly Disagree. Note: It is very likely that patients overestimated their knowledge base when being asked pre-test questions. 43 patients agreed that the “YOU” educational tool improved their comprehension and understanding of kidney disease.


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