ISSN 1470-3947 (print) | ISSN 1479-6848 (online)

Endocrine Abstracts (2017) 51 DP3.1 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.51.DP3.1

Type 1 Kidz - Does peer support & education really help?

Chloe Brown

Introduction: Type 1 Kidz is a project, facilitated by Investing in Children CiC, which offers regular group sessions to children and young people living with Type 1 Diabetes and their families across North East England. The aim is to support children and young people to share experiences and stories and learn together to improve their short and long term outcomes. This is supported by a Professional Steering Group.

Methods: Monthly or quarterly group sessions for children and young people are held across six regions. The children and young people create the agenda for the sessions and the discussions are led by Young Facilitators.

Results: Children and young people report being more confident in managing their diabetes and there is a wealth of feedback and case studies to support this. More clinical data and case studies are currently being collected and analysed and these will hopefully be available to share in the presentation.

Discussion / Conclusion: Using a unique rights-based approach the project puts the needs and wants of children and young people at the forefront of everything it does. The project has expanded considerably over the past 3 years and over 150 children and young people have engaged. It has previously won a Bright Ideas Award and two Quality in Care Awards

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