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.

Diabetes Educator Course 2012

New approaches to diabetes management are continuously appearing. This comprehensive four-day course is for health professionals from a variety of disciplines who face diabetes in practice. The goal is to update your understanding of the complexities of diabetes care, and learn effective approaches to educate those affected by diabetes. It is an ideal course if you are entering the dynamic, specialty field of diabetes education.

2006 ISPAD Science School for Health Professionals

03. Sep 2006 - 17. Jan 2013 12:00, Cambridge, UK

The third ISPAD Science School 2006 for Health Professionals will be held in Cambridge, UK, immediately prior to the annual ISPAD Congress.

ISPAD Newsletter Winter 2003


Seasonal greetings at the end of 2003 to all our members old and new and best wishes for the festivities of Christmas and New Year.

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