Diabetes manual

Caring for Diabetes in Children Adolescents

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    Diabetes in Children & Adolescents; 3rd edition
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    Diabetes manual bookcover

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    Caring for Diabetes in Children & Adolescents; 3rd edition 2010

    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 Children's Hospital.

    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 arise.

    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 you.

    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 Children's Hospital
    Kids Health at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

    Phone 02 9845 3585, Fax 02 9845 3562,