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COVID-19 in children with diabetes Resources

COVID-19 Outbreak & Pediatric Diabetes - Survey Results Online!

In 2020 will be remain in our memory as the year of pandemic with a huge impact on individuals, families, societies and healthcare. How have healthcare professionals and young people with diabetes in their care as well as their families perceived this? Learn more about it here.


New Guideline: "Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the time of COVID-19: Role of Subcutaneous insulin"

Executive summary: The International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2018 for management of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and the hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state provide comprehensive guidance for management of DKA in young people. Intravenous infusion of insulin for treating DKA may necessitate intensive care unit admission in hospitals in some parts of the world. During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, ICU services may need to be prioritised for care of affected individuals. Download the full guideline here. 

 

ISPAD Summaries of Recommendations 

  • I Summary of recommendations regarding COVID-19 in children with diabetes here.
    • Access to the Arabic version here
    • Access to the Portuguese version here
    • Access to the Spanish version here  
  • II Summary of recommendations regarding COVID-19 in children with diabetes: Keep Calm and Mind your Diabetes Care and Public Health Advice here.
    • Access to the Arabic version here
    • Access to the Portuguese version here
    • Access to the Spanish version here

ISPAD's President Video analyzing ISPAD's latest recommendations regarding COVID-19 and children with diabetes.

 

Useful Links  

 

Educational Webinars

  • JDRF is organizing educational webinars in response to the COVID-19 crisis and concerns of people with type 1 diabetes. Dr. David Maahs, ISPAD Secretary-General, shares lessons learned from the ISPAD Forum and ISPAD Statements on COVID-19. Watch the webinar here. 

  • Remote Care in COVID-19 Times Video: The COVID-19 pandemic forces us all to think creative in order to ensure the best care possible for all persons with diabetes (PwD). Supplies need to be guaranteed. Telemedecine or Digital Clinics may help to offer routine care. The Diabeter Team in The Netherlands has been a forerunner in this field. In this video the two co-founders share their experience with ISPAD. Watch the video here.

 

FORUM ON COVID-19 

We have opened up a forum discussion for diabetes providers to discuss how the unprecedented global pandemic of COVID-19 is affecting their patients with diabetes. 

In order to comment or share your observations on COVID-19, please click here and sign in to your member profile. Click on “New Topic” in order to start a new discussion thread!

In order to subscribe to all future updates / comments in the COVID-19 Forum, simply click
here and select Forum Actions > Subscribe to Instant Updates.
 

 

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