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The Hospital for Sick Children

Transition to Adult Diabetes Care

Goal of this Program

The goal of the program is to provide information, offer support, and promote uninterrupted health care as the adolescent with diabetes is transitioned to an adult diabetes facility.

The program is designed for patients 17-18 years old.

The program will be facilitated by diabetes team members from both The Hospital For Sick Children and from adult centers.

Program Objectives

During the session, the following topics will be covered:

  • What kind of changes to expect in moving to adult health care.
  • Coping with new choices and changes.
  • Choosing a doctor and making it work.
  • Career choices, insurance, and issues related to living away from home.
  • Life-style issues.
  • Health maintenance.