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Presenter Profile: Improving Culture of Quality in Pediatric Centers—Lessons from the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative

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Improving Culture of Quality in Pediatric Centers—Lessons from the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative

Monday, June 24, at 3:15 p.m. ET
Room W315
Orange County Convention Center


Increasing Insulin Pump Utilization in Public-Insured Patients

Anna Cymbaluk, MD
Anna Cymbaluk, MD

Anna Cymbaluk, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor,
Rady Children’s Hospital/University of California San Diego

What is your presentation about?
Using quality improvement (QI) methodology our diabetes team at RCHSD, in partnership with the national T1D Diabetes Exchange QI Collaborative, worked to improve insulin pump access and use in our public insured patient population. I will be outlining the association between the use of diabetes technology and socioeconomic status, and how it relates to diabetes outcomes. I will be outlining the details of our project, including our most updated data, as well as sharing key learning points.

How do you hope your presentation will impact diabetes research or care?
I will share the practical interventions that were implemented to increase insulin pump use in public-insured patients. Additionally, I hope to highlight the need for continued focus on health equity focused QI work. I aim to have listeners leaving the presentation both inspired to continue QI work, as well as having some new practical interventions to attempt in their own practice.

How did you become involved with this area of diabetes research or care?
I became interested in QI during my fellowship training. I found it to be the perfect balance of clinical care and research methodology. I have always been interested in socioeconomic predictors of health, in particular as it relates to pediatric diabetes. Diabetes QI, with special concentration on health equity, has become the focus of my academic work as a young faculty member starting my career.

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