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39th Meeting of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Oral Communications

Oral Communications (RCN CYP Diabetes Session)

ea0027oc5.1 | Oral Communications (RCN CYP Diabetes Session) | BSPED2011

Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) at diagnosis

Potts Louise , Thompson Rebecca , Hindmarsh Peter , Agostini Kirsty

The incidence of type 1 diabetes in children under 5 years is increasing. The insulin requirements, eating regimens and reaction to invasive procedures make this group a challenging cohort to manage on multiple daily injections. NICE Guidance was amended in 2008 to include the option of using CSII at diagnosis in the under 5’s.Seven CSII starts at diagnosis have been done (from 2009 to current). CSII is initiated within 72 h from initial diagnosis, ...

ea0027oc5.2 | Oral Communications (RCN CYP Diabetes Session) | BSPED2011

Investigating vitamin D status as a determinant of HbA1C% in type 1 diabetic paediatric population

Magee Lucia , Mughal Zulf , Ehtisham Sarah , Campbell Judith , Ainsworth Susan , Marshall Marie , Bone Mark , Doughty Ian , Clayton Peter

Maintaining glycaemic control within recommended levels is crucial to minimise vascular complications associated with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Vitamin D is recognised as a vascular growth-factor. Detection of its receptors on pancreatic β-cells suggests it may have a role in glycaemic control. This study aimed to assess determinants of HbA1C including the potential influence of vitamin D status in a T1 diabetic paediatric population.Methods: Patients ...

ea0027oc5.3 | Oral Communications (RCN CYP Diabetes Session) | BSPED2011

Use of Peer review to help individual units and networks improve standards of care

Campbell Fiona , Holland Philip , Heasman James , Bridgeman Ruth

Background: A detailed assessment of children’s diabetes services across 21 units in the Y&H SHA identified a significant variation in care with the number of children with an HbA1c <7.5% ranging from 3 to 30%. This variation could not be explained by demographics or resource.Methods: Agreement was obtained from three units in Yorkshire to pilot a Peer review visit in conjunction with the national Cancer Peer Review Team and too develop the ...

ea0027oc5.4 | Oral Communications (RCN CYP Diabetes Session) | BSPED2011

A network delivered ‘out of hours’ specialist telephone support service for young people and families with type 1 diabetes

Abdullah Nadeem , Van Meijgaarden Birgit , Anand Binu , Arun Sara , Bound Christopher , Cackett Nicola , Pesterfield Claire , Raman Viji , Williams Rachel , Wilson Kate , Acerini Carlo

Background: Guidelines on standards for diabetes care for children with type 1 diabetes (TID) recommend continuous (24 h/7-day-a-week) access to advice from specialist health-care professionals. However, for many diabetes teams, limited resources precludes provision of this service outside normal working hours. The use of regional networks may enable the implementation of safe, high quality and cost-effective support to patients and families ‘out of hours’.<p cla...

ea0027oc5.5 | Oral Communications (RCN CYP Diabetes Session) | BSPED2011

Group education facilitation skills for the multidiscplinary team

Gelder Carole , Rodgers Jill , Campbell Fiona , Young Liz

Introduction: Currently group education facilitation skills are not part of foundation nurse, medical or dietetic training. Additionally there is no nationally recognised evidence based structured education programme for paediatrics which meet the DoH criteria (2005). Consequently paediatric diabetes teams cannot access group facilitation skills through programmes such as DAFNE and DESMOND in contrast to colleagues working with adults. A one day workshop on group facilitation ...