Transitioning through adolescence and young adulthood is challenging, and even more so for patients living with a chronic disease such as type 1 diabetes. Patients in this age group encounter multiple obstacles to effectively managing their diabetes, experience suboptimal glycemic control, face higher rates of acute complications, and are often lost to medical follow-up. Comprehensive strategies and innovative clinical models are needed to engage this population in diabetes medical care, address barriers to ideal management, and improve outcomes. Telemedicine, shared medical appointments (SMA), or a combination of telemedicine and SMA are potential models to more successfully, efficiently, and satisfactorily address the urgent need for improved care in this high-risk population. This article reviews various clinical care models within these categories of telemedicine and SMA. [Pediatr Ann. 2017;46(5):e193-e197.].
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