In 1993, on the Greek island of Kos, at the Annual Meeting of ISPAD a declaration of intent on how to support and serve young people with diabetes was agreed. This was published in 1994 in Pediatrics (Bruno Weber, Stuart Brink 1994; 94; A26). The details of the declaration were as follows:
It has become a tradition for dietitians, nurses, psychologists and social workers to meet before the annual ISPAD meeting to attend the ISPAD Science School for Health Professionals (SSHP). This is an international 3-day workshop providing some understanding of cutting-edge research methodologies in pediatric diabetes.
ISPAD's prizes for 2012 were presented at the annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. We thank all of you that have applied or nominated for these awards. The Prizes were awarded during the Istanbul Meeting.
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:
The 2009 ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines have now been published as a compendium in a Supplement to Pediatric Diabetes. We thank the international writing teams for their efforts in writing and updating these guidelines. The editors have been: Ragnar Hanas, Kim Donaghue, Georgeanna Klingensmith and Peter GF Swift.
In collaboration with ISPAD, Novo Nordisk has developed a training manual specific to the diagnosis, treatment and organising of diabetes care for children in developing countries. The manual is available in English and French.