Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0066cme4.1 | Session 4 | BSPED2019

Diabetes technology update (CME lecture)

Ng Sze May

Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is an important part of diabetes management but only provides a snapshot view of the blood sugar at that point in time. Technology such as Freestyle Libre and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) provides blood glucose readings and trends whilst omitting the more traditional method of multiple daily blood testing, and they have been reported in clinical trials to reduce hypoglycaemia, and improve blood sugar management day to day...

ea0066ds3.1 | Session 3 | BSPED2019

Getting the best out of social media in paediatric diabetes

Ng Sze May

Ongoing patient engagement and education are vital in establishing successful self-management, long-term glycaemic management and a complication-free future for people with diabetes. Today’s healthcare requires engaging the current generations where approximately 71% of adults go online everyday, and an additional 11% go online three to five times per week. One in three young people currently use social media in their daily lives. Social media has brought about a major ch...

ea0051oc6.1 | Oral Communications 6 | BSPED2017

Freestyle flash glucose monitoring and structured education improve Hba1c and quality of life in children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Pintus Donatella , Ng Sze May

Background: The Freestyle Flash glucose monitoring (Flash GM) is a new technology suitable for children and adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM). Clinical accuracy, safety and user acceptability of the Flash GM has been demonstrated in a recent study. In 2017 the UK Association of children’s diabetes clinicians (ACDC) launched national guidelines for training healthcare professionals in delivering Flash GM to children with T1DM.Objective...

ea0078p23 | Diabetes | BSPED2021

A real-world approach of delivering virtual paediatric diabetes consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Woodger Katherine , Ng Sze May , Bray Dominic , Welsh Charlotte

The use of digital technology to improve accessibility and efficiency of services has been recognised and telemedicine has been increasing over recent years, particularly for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes. The onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic rapidly accelerated the use of virtual consultations into everyday practice. The aim of this study was to assess feedback from paediatric diabetes patients and their parents regarding virtual consultations. The st...

ea0066oc6.5 | Oral Communications 6 | BSPED2019

Factors affecting the practice of routinely downloading blood glucose data at home for families and children with type 1 diabetes

Ng Sze May , Clemente Marisa , Sultana Perveen , Apperley Louise

Background: In type 1 diabetes (T1D), optimal glycaemic control requires intensive self-management to reduce the risk of complications. While routine downloading and review of blood glucose data is part of clinical practice of healthcare providers in an outpatient setting, patients and families are also educated, advised and encouraged to regularly download and review blood glucose data at home in order to make adjustments to insulin dosing for carbohydrate intake and insulin ...

ea0066p51 | Diabetes 5 | BSPED2019

A qualitative study evaluating solution focus brief therapy in improving delivery of diabetes care by healthcare professionals

Ng Sze May , Guyers Mark , Ziemba Dominika , Bray Dominic

Introduction: It is essential that children and young people with diabetes are supported to manage their diabetes effectively to prevent the development of early complications. However, the common clinical challenge is difficultly in engaging adolescents and young people to achieve good glycaemic control in their diabetes management. Solution Focus Therapy (SFBT) has been found to be especially beneficial with children, adolescents and teenagers because it is a brief model tra...

ea0039ep38 | Diabetes | BSPED2015

Continuous glucose monitoring: effects on metabolic control, fear and frequency of hypoglycaemic episodes

Moore Helen , Soni Astha , Clemente Marissa , Ng Sze May

Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is an important part of diabetes management. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) provides real-time measurement of users’ glucose levels. The advantage of CGM is the availability of constant information about glucose levels which helps to predict hyper and hypoglycaemia and to adjust the insulin doses accordingly. NICE guidelines recommend that children and young people with type 1 diabetes and persistent problems with hypoglycaemia...

ea0039ep44 | Diabetes | BSPED2015

Increased insulin requirement may contribute to higher BMI in children and young people with type 1 diabetes mellitus

Upadrasta Swathi , Finnigan Lynne , Connellan Linda , Ng Sze May

Background: Previous studies have reported that increased BMI and increase in insulin requirement are associated with more rapid disease progression following diagnosis in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The recent UK National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) 2013/14 reported that 37% of 0–11 year old children and 44% of 12 years and older children are currently overweight or obese.Objective: Our objective was to evaluate factors associated with in...

ea0039ep75 | Gonadal, DSD and reproduction | BSPED2015

Intravaginal foreign body should be excluded in prepubertal cyclical vaginal bleeding without other evidence of precocious puberty

Upadrasta Swathi , Watson Lauren , Natarajan Anuja , Ng Sze May

Background: Isolated prepubertal vaginal bleeding can be secondary to various causes including Mullerian cyst, papilloma, foreign body and prepubertal menarche. There is no current consensus on the investigations for prepubertal girls with isolated vaginal bleeding with no other signs of precocious puberty.Objective: The objective of our study is to evaluate the factors associated with persistent isolated cyclical vaginal bleeding including clinical pres...

ea0033p31 | (1) | BSPED2013

Growth and metabolic control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus associated with other autoimmune diseases

Soni Astha , Shaw Emily Jayne , Natarajan Anuja , Ng Sze May

Aim: To study the effect of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and concurrent autoimmune condition (AI) on long term glycemic control and growth in children.Methods: Twenty-eight children with T1DM and associated autoimmune condition were matched by sex and age at onset with two controls each. HbA1C, height SDS, weight SDS and BMI SDS were measured between 6 months and 5 years after developing T1DM.Results: We included 28 children wit...