Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0027p64 | (1) | BSPED2011

Internet-based information resources for young patients and families with diabetes mellitus: a user preference survey

Hopkins Sarah , Pesterfield Claire , Acerini Carlo

Background: Internet-based education and information resources for young people and families with DM have increased, yet the extent of use and perceived value among this patient group is uncertain. We conducted a questionnaire-based survey of parents’ and carers’ experience of currently available DM internet-based resources.Objective: To assess i) level of internet use, ii) perceived quality of patient support information currently available, i...

ea0033p40 | (1) | BSPED2013

Sensor augmented insulin pump therapy in children with steroid induced diabetes (SID)

Abdullah Nadeem , Rafiq Anjum , Pesterfield Claire , Slegtenhorst Sonja

Steroids are commonly used to treat many chronic illnesses and as part of chemotherapy regimen in children. The hyperglycaemia caused by steroids is poorly recognised and can lead to adverse outcomes. Early recognition and appropriate management of hyperglycaemia is therefore crucial. Fasting blood glucose (BG) levels can be normal and the most sensitive time to test BG is 2 h after lunch.Steroids may also result in secondary adrenocortical insufficiency...

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...