Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0066p18 | Diabetes 1 | BSPED2019

Botswana children and young people with diabetes partnership project

Nelson Frances , Wilson Kate , Williams Matthew

Introduction: In April 2019 a team of healthcare professionals took a group of young people with type 1 Diabetes to Botswana for a healthcare partnership project with Diabetes Botswana. The trip included a joint diabetes youth camp and the delivery of Botswana’s first ever Diabetes Educational Symposium.Objectives: The primary aim of the project was to provide a reciprocal learning experience for the management of type 1 diabetes for healthcare prof...

ea0045p14 | Diabetes | BSPED2016

Identifying the barriers to diagnosing type 1 diabetes in young people in the primary care setting

Suo Chenqu , Wilson Kate , Acerini Carlo

Objectives: In the UK the majority of young people presenting for the first time with signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes (T1D) are initially seen by general practitioners (GPs). Mis- or delayed diagnosis is not uncommon, and it increases the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis-related morbidity. This study seeks to identify the specific challenges faced by GPs in this setting in order to develop effective care pathways and recommendations for improving the timely diagnosis of T1D...

ea0033p41 | (1) | BSPED2013

How to manage steroid induced diabetes in children

Abdullah Nadeem , Hyde John , Rafiq Anjum , Wilson Kate , Acerini Carlo

There are no established guidelines on the management of steroid induced diabetes (SID) in children. 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 ...

ea0045oc7.2 | Oral Communications 7- Diabetes | BSPED2016

The development of an e-learning package to support education staff with the management of type 1 diabetes

Williams Matt , Wilson Kate , Acerini Carlo , O'Hickey Elaine , Haest Jane , Singleton Sandra , Carson Margot , Nelson Helena

Currently in the UK children and young people with diabetes receive variable provision of care and support in educational settings. There are concerns that this impacts on the young person’s glycaemic control, their quality of life, and their educational performance and outcome. Whilst most paediatric diabetes teams provide training for school staff, it may take several days, even weeks, after diagnosis before a diabetes educator is able to attend the school to provide ed...

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...

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...