Young Adult Diabetes Transition Program  :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Young Adult Diabetes Transition Program

Are you ready for adult care?

Talk to your diabetes team to see if you are ready to move to adult care if you:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have had diabetes for at least 12 months
  • Have a pediatric endocrinologist now

Specialists in our Young Adult Diabetes Transition Program help teens and young adults with diabetes to transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care. Our goal is to ensure patients will be confident and prepared for the move to adult diabetes care.

Who are the members of the diabetes transition team?

  • Social worker

  • Diabetes care coordinator

  • Pediatric diabetes provider

  • Transition diabetes provider

  • Nurse diabetes educator

  • Registered dietitian

What do we talk about?

  • Smoking, drugs and alcohol

  • Driving

  • Sexual health and diabetes

  • Managing your own health care (making appointments, refilling prescriptions, etc.)

  • Insurance coverage

  • Education, career, and job counseling

  • Healthy coping with diabetes

  • Having a support system

What is the transition process?

  1. Pre-transition: Talk with your diabetes team and family to see if you are ready for the transition.

  2. Transition visits: Most likely, you will see the transition team twice before seeing an adult endocrinologist.

  3. Post-transition: Our diabetes transition coordinator will help you make an appointment and send your records to your new doctor.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Transition Program, please call (614) 722-4425 or email


Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000