Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0027p54 | (1) | BSPED2011

Confounding factors and variations in HbA1c collection methods have not shown different HbA1c results as compared to the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit Results

Reed Thomas , van Meijgaarden Birgit E

The National Diabetes Paediatric Audit Report (NDPAR) 2009–10 was published earlier this year. A total of 155 units submitted data to the report, representing an overall increase of 31 units since the 2008–9 audit. Whilst non-participation has been largely attributed to lack of resources and technical infrastructure, there are some concerns over the method of data collection and interpretation.Our unit entered the data by using the automatic ex...

ea0066p76 | Pituitary | BSPED2019

A new frameshift mutation in immunoglobulin superfamily, member 1 (IGSF1) results in central hypothyroidism, delayed puberty and GH deficiency

James Blackburn , van Meijgaarden Birgit , Ahmed Shahida , Gaston-Massuet Carles , Gevers Evelien

Background: Central hypothyroidism (CeHT) is uncommon in children. CeHT is often part of multiple pituitary hormone deficiency but can occur in isolation, and may occasionally be due to mutations in TSHB, TRHR or IGSF1, involved in TRH signalling. We present an adolescent with a novel truncating mutation of IGSF1.Case presentation: A 15-year-old male was referred for pubertal delay, obesity and abnormal TFTs (FT4 (6.5 pmol/l [8...

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...

ea0058p056 | Diabetes | BSPED2018

Paediatric diabetes education and empowerment quality improvement project

Ahmed Shahida , White Lynn , Van Meijgaarden Birgit , Sedgwick Gemma , Daniel Elizabeth , Rawal Sanjay , Kyaw Ben , Francks Ruth , Emerson-Smith Mairi , Shah Sahar , Radley Sarah , Hunt Laura , Bagridge Tracey , Fernandes Maria , Croly Leah

Aim: To empower our patients/parents to self-manage Type 1 diabetes (T1dm) by providing them with required knowledge and skills.Method: We identified 10 motivated, mostly newly diagnosed T1dm patients and their families. We organised a master-class to educate them on how to use DIASEND to review blood sugars, identify patterns and adjust Insulin doses. We conducted weekly DIASEND clinics for 6 weeks and fortnightly for another 6 weeks (phone call/email)....