Transitioning to adult care

Staying in Touch with Young Adults in Transition to Type 1 Diabetes Care – Keeping in Touch (KiT)

The McGill University Health Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network (UHN) and other pediatric and adult care centers in Ontario and Quebec are conducting a study to better understand the perceived gaps and opportunities in care for patients living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) transitioning from pediatric to adult care.

The transition period from pediatric to adult care is difficult for people who live with T1D. In Ontario and Quebec, people often get “lost” in the health care system, resulting in low clinic attendance, difficult management of blood glucose levels and the development of complications requiring emergency care.

Feedback from the first phase of this study will help design a text message algorithm that could help “keep in touch” with transitioning youth, collect important analytics during this time, and better guide clinical care.


This study involves participating in an activity, either a semi-structured interview (individual) or a co-design workshop (individual or group). You will need 1-2 hours to complete the study, which will be conducted by phone or teleconference (using Microsoft Teams). You will receive a $50 Amazon gift card in recognition of your contribution.


  • Living with type 1 diabetes
  • Be between 16 and 25 years of age
  • Reside in Ontario or Quebec


  • Madison Taylor, UHN study coordinator, at 437-996-8998 or by email at madison.taylor2@uhn.ca