Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

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...

ea0045p12 | Diabetes | BSPED2016

Identifying the barriers to effective diabetes ‘transitional care’. A qualitative study of patient satisfaction and experiences of transition

Wilson Kate , Ashford Jennifer , Olsen Paula , Slegtenhorst Sonja , Williams Rachel , Acerini Carlo L

Disparities in the quality of care for patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) undergoing transition from children’s to adult services are well recognised. Poor planning and ill-defined care pathways promote patient disengagement with many becoming ‘lost’ to specialist follow-up for years. This study sought to obtain the views of young people’s experiences of transition to identify perceived barriers to an effective and rewarding transition experience. A qualit...