Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0027p66 | (1) | BSPED2011

Audit on psychology/psychotherapy support in children with diabetes

Shah Pratik , Hoyle Andrew , Arun Sara , Lipscomb Anthony

Introduction: In the United Kingdom, the prevalence of type 1 diabetes in the under-15s is rising fast, an increase of 80% is expected by 2020 and even higher, 125%, in the under five age group. The National Service Framework Standard recommends that all children/young adults with diabetes should receive consistently high quality care and they, with their families, be supported to optimise the control of their blood glucose and all aspects of their subsequent development.<...

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...