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37th Meeting of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Oral Communications

Oral Communications 5

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Specialist nurse delivered emergency telephone service for children with type 1 diabetes

Linford Hilary , Tapson Trudy , Gupta Sanjay , Mathew Verghese

Aim: To evaluate the paediatric specialist diabetes nurse (PDSN) delivered 24 h emergency telephone contact service for families with children and young people with type 1 diabetes within Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.Methods: A prospective audit of telephone calls received by the 2 PDSNs over a 15-month period between 1 July 2005 and 30 September 2006 for out of hours advice. All the phone calls were logged into a database and details of t...

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Survey on facilities in the local schools for children with type I diabetes (T1D)

Pai Bharathi , Hudson Lizbeth , Holmes Simon , Agwu J Chizo

Introduction: Optimising management of diabetes in school is critical especially with more children being commenced on intensive insulin regimens. Partnership between families, school and caregivers is essential to enhance safety and satisfaction with the educational experience for students.Methodology: We gathered information on facilities in schools for children with T1D from our district hospital by telephonic questionnaire. The questions related to p...

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Young persons' weight management service: a service users' evaluation

Williams Marc , Kendall Debbie , Gleeson Helena , Amin Rakesh , Banerjee Indi , Patel Leena , Clayton Peter , Hall Catherine

Background: Obese young people are likely to suffer significant morbidity in adult life. Successful intervention during adolescence may have far-reaching benefits. Evidence is emerging that patient-responsive clinical services may deliver improved outcomes.Aims: To assess the perceptions of obese young people about weight and weight-management services.Method: Annonymised, postal questionnaire survey of 116 obese young people (9&#1...

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Diabetes mellitus and hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (HH) due to dominant ABCC8/KCNJ11 mutations

Kapoor Ritika R , Flanagan Sarah E , McKiernan John , Shield Julian P , Tinker Andrew , Ellard Sian , Hussain Khalid

Background: The pancreatic β-cell KATP channel plays a key role in glucose stimulated insulin secretion and is encoded by the genes ABCC8 and KCNJ11. Recessive mutations in ABCC8/KCNJ11 cause severe medically unresponsive HH. Recently, dominant mutations in these genes have been described that cause mild, medically responsive HH. Controversy exists on whether these dominant ABCC8/KCNJ11 mutations predispose to diabetes mellitus in ad...

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Point of care blood ketone level: a useful tool to diagnose DKA?

Nath Puneet , Babiker Amir , Datta Vipan

Background: ISPAD clinical practice consensus guidelines 2006–7 defined DKA as: blood glucose >11 mmol/l in presence of venous pH <7.3 or bicarbonate <15 mmol/l, ketonaemia and ketonuria. The level of ketonaemia or ketonuria was not specified. Blood ketones can be checked easily using a blood ketone meter (Optium). In our institution we have been measuring them on all children admitted with suspected DKA over the last 5 years. A blood ketone level of >3.0 ...

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Ongoing benefit of CSII in the improvement of HbAlc and BMI in a cohort of children with type I diabetes

Onwuneme Chike , Devenney Dympna , Corcoran Fiona , McDonnell Ciara , Murphy Nuala

Introduction: Tight metabolic control reduces the risk of microvascular complications in individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1DM). Multiple studies have shown improvements in quality of life (QOL) in children following the introduction of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) but metabolic outcomes have been more variable. This audit looked at metabolic parameters at long-term follow up in children and adolescents using CSII over 3 years.Methods...