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Diabetes in Children & Adolescents; 3rd edition
version ( 2.6 MB)
Edited by Geoffrey Ambler and Fergus Cameron
This on-line version is a
joint project of The Children's Hospital at Westmead and the Royal
Caring for diabetes in children and adolescents is a challenging
task for families and their health professionals. Education and
knowledge are essential elements in being able to look after your
child's diabetes from day to day and in special situations.
This resource aims to provide this information for you. It will
help you revise and build on your knowledge from your diabetes
education and also serve as a ready reference when new situations
While teaching will differ slightly between different diabetes
centres, the content has been contributed to and edited by health
professionals from major children's diabetes centres in Australia:
therefore it reflects a common approach and practice.
This resource also takes into account the current guidelines
from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and
the International Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes
(ISPAD) and assists with their practical application.
This third edition includes significant revisions and updates,
particularly on insulin therapy and insulin pump therapy. Parents,
grandparents, friends and other carers, as well as young people
with diabetes, will find this book useful. We hope it helps
Please note: The information in this resource has been carefully
checked and is believed to be accurate at the time of production.
If you are unsure of whether any particular information is
appropriate or applicable to your child, you should check with your
diabetes team first.
Brand names or trade names are used for clarity in places
throughout the book. It is recognised that these are the registered
property of the respective companies. The production of this third
edition has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant
from Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals.
The book Caring for Diabetes in
Children & Adolescents; 3rd edition is available from the
bookshops at the
the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at, the Royal
Kids Health at The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Phone 02 9845 3585, Fax 02 9845 3562,