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Early detection and prevention of diabetes complications in children [Abstract]

Gregory, John Welbourn 2009. Early detection and prevention of diabetes complications in children [Abstract]. Child: Care, Health and Development 36 (s1) , p. 15. 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2009.01058.x

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It is well known that optimising glycaemic control will reduce the risk of a number of the complications associated with childhood diabetes. However, given that few children with diabetes manage to achieve HbA1c concentrations that reduce these risks to a minimum, the early detection of the complications of diabetes remains an important component of high quality clinical care. There is little disagreement about the importance of screening for the signs of retinopathy and nephropathy in the teenage years and older. It is also generally recommended that growth and blood pressure should be routinely monitored with regular assessments for the development of thyroid and celiac disease. However, there is less agreement about at what age such screening should be started or what other clinical or biochemical tests should be routinely offered in a paediatric diabetes service. This presentation will examine the current guidelines published by a number of specialist bodies, the underlying evidence and will suggest a practical protocol for such monitoring in paediatric diabetes services.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Additional Information: Special Issue: Abstracts from the first Excellence in Paediatrics conference, 3-6 December 2009, Florence, Italy
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0305-1862
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:13

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