2011 Global IDF/ISPAD Guideline for Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence

The current guideline has been developed by the International Diabetes Federation and ISPAD in collaboration. We tried to develop a guideline that is sensitive to resource and cost-effectiveness issues by addressing this in different "Levels of care": Recommended care, Limited care and Comprehensive care.

We hope the guidelines will be widely consulted and will be used to:

  1. Improve awareness among governments, state health care providers and the general public of the serious long-term implications of poorly managed diabetes and of the essential resources needed for optimal care.
  2. Assist individual care givers in managing children and adolescents with diabetes in a prompt, safe, consistent, equitable, standardised manner in accordance with the current views of experts in the field.