Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0036P26 | (1) | BSPED2014

Can proportion of children achieving HbA1c below 58 mmol/mol within the first year of diagnosis be used as a standard of quality of care provided for children with type 1 diabetes?

Harrison Clare , Wilkinson Ingrid , Anand Binu , Furley Rachel , Abdullah Nadeem , Bhandari Jasjit , Puthi Vijith , Rafiq Anjum , Lim Sharon , Manoharan Karthikeyini , Gomez Alina , Harham Bharat , Bude Lija , Datta Vipan

Background: Children with HbA1cs in target within the first year of diagnosis of diabetes show tracking of future results1 and experience fewer long term complications.2 This phenomenon is called ‘metabolic memory.3 HbA1C depends on a combination of patient factors and quality of care offered by the team (intensive insulin, communication, and support). We hypothesized that well managed, supported, patients should achieve target HbA1cs at l...

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...