ISPAD Newsletter Fall 2010

Dear ISPAD members,

The year of 2010 has been busy for ISPAD. On behalf of the ISPAD Steering Committee, you will below find an update of our activities since the previous Spring Newsletter.

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ISPAD Newsletter Spring 2010

Dear ISPAD members,

On behalf of the ISPAD Steering Committee, I wish to update you on the recent (Spring 2010) developments.

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Vanelli M, Chiari G, Ghizzoni L, Costi G, Giacalone T, Chiarelli F. Effectiveness of a prevention program for diabetic ketoacidosis in children. An 8-year study in schools and private practices. Diabetes Care 1999;22:7-9.

ISPAD/IDF DKA prevention poster

The incidence of DKA at onset ranges from approximately 15-80% in different parts of the world. The lower numbers are usually from countries with a higher incidence, thereby having a greater public awareness of the warning symptoms. Professor Vanelli from Parma, Italy, published already in 1999 results from a very successful campaign. Posters were displayed in schools, at GP offices and pediatric centers 1991-1997. The frequency of DKA at onset of diabetes in the age group 6-14 years decreased from 78% to 0% after 1992. Information on these results can be downloaded below.