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ea0095oc7.5 | Oral Communications 7 | BSPED2023

Leicester Paediatric Diabetes Unit’s ‘Bridge the Gap’ project: Improving access to diabetes technology for children and young people from ethnic minorities and socio-economically deprived families

Chandwani Manju , Collins Michele , Kazi Farah , Heath Laura , Mayes Aan , Sparrow Katy , Jeffrey Megan , Patel Khadija , Sundaram Prem

The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit 2021 uncovered widening disparity in the utilisation of diabetes technologies among children and young people (CYP) with type 1 diabetes from ethnic minorities and low socioeconomic groups. Our data revealed that only 27.5% of CYP from ethnic minorities were using insulin pump therapy, compared to 50% from a white background. Unfortunately, our current staffing levels and available resources were inadequate to address this issue effective...