Chapter 6: Diabetes Education
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1/11/2018 at 3:03:43 PM GMT
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Chapter 6: Diabetes Education

Dear ISPAD member/friend,

The 2014 ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines were much appreciated. We are happy to announce that preparations for the 2018 Guidelines are now well underway and that a new draft chapter is now ready for your comments and input. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on the Diabetes Education chapter here below!

Kind regards,

David Maahs

ISPAD Secretary-General 

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1/24/2018 at 5:13:57 PM GMT
Posts: 6
Thank you for these new guidelines, which read very well. I have a few comments:

Please add page numbers, as this makes commenting easier.

You write “All team members should provide consistent advice and promote common goals in diabetes education”. I would like to add to the Executive summary: “It is important that goals and targets for blood glucose and HbA1c align with ISPAD’s. A major task during the first 2 weeks of diabetes is to get the family onboard to encompass the same targets.” This needs to be included in the initial “survival skills” (as mentioned in Table 2) as it is difficult to relearn target levels. The importance of target levels in education can be emphasized more: “NICE in 2015 set a new and lower target for HbA1c that deliberately was lower than what they believed everyone could achieve, as research has shown that healthcare professionals who aim for tighter glycemic control achieve tighter glycemic control in the children and young people they care for (1, 2).

1. Hanberger L, Samuelsson U, Bertero C, Ludvigsson J. The influence of structure, process, and policy on HbA(1c) levels in treatment of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012; 96:331-8.
2. Swift PG, Skinner TC, de Beaufort CE, Cameron FJ, Aman J, Aanstoot HJ, et al. Target setting in intensive insulin management is associated with metabolic control: the Hvidoere childhood diabetes study group centre differences study 2005. Pediatr Diabetes. 2010; 11:271-8.

Do you want to include the continued education implied by the feedback of wearing a CGM device that can display glucose data for parents over Internet?

1/26/2018 at 5:36:44 PM GMT
Posts: 3
Dear all,

thank you very much for this very good readable guidline adressing to many aspects of Diabetes education.
Due to actual developments in Europe, we have much more Diabetes cases in refugees coming from countries, no or sparse educational material is available and language barriers are to cope with.
Therefore it would be possibly good to add some sentences on how to cope with These situations (i.e. use of professional translators is better than Family members or friends) Educational material should be developed fot thes cases.

BW Thomas Kapellen

2/12/2018 at 5:11:58 PM GMT
Posts: 22
The forum discussion on Chapter 6: Diabetes Education is now closed.

While ISPAD does very much appreciate your feedback, kindly note that any comments posted here after 02/12/2018 will only be taken into account for the 2022 Guidelines!

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Last edited Monday, February 12, 2018

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