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Caring for Diabetes in Children & Adolescents was first published in 1998 and is the joint project of experience diabetes clinicians at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Supporting a child with diabetes is a challenging task for families. Education and knowledge are essential elements in being able to look after your child's daily diabetes needs and know how to support them in special situations.
While teaching will differ slightly between diabetes centres, the content of this book has been contributed to and edited by health professionals from major children's diabetes centres in Australia, reflecting a common approach to diabetes care. It will help you revise and build on your knowledge from your initial education and serve as a ready reference when new situations arise. This resource also takes into account the current guidelines from the International Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and assists with their practical application.
Over the years, parents, grandparents, teachers, friends, other carers and young people with diabetes have all told us they have found this to be a valuable resource. We hope you too will find this helpful.
Please note: The information in this resource has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate at the time of production. If you have questions about particular information being appropriate or applicable to your child, you should check with your diabetes treating team.
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.
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This is an older edition of Caring for Diabetes in Children and Adolescents, published in 2010. Whilst reading the information in this edition, be mindful that parts are outdated. Ensure you check any advice in this manual with your treating medical team.
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