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Diabetes Basics - Diabetes 101 Sessions @ ISPAD 2018

The motto of the 44th Annual Conference was Reaching the Unreached”. The conference included 7 special sessions, under the title “Diabetes 101“, geared towards unreached health professionals from developing countries - whether pediatricians, nurse educators, dietitians, or other healthcare professionals.


These sessions feature lectures by international experts, covering the basics of diabetes care in the young for pediatricians, educators, dietitians, and other professionals. Click on the links below to view all these valuable lectures from the Diabetes 101 Sessions from ISPAD's Annual Conference in 2018


1. Diabetes 101 - Session 1 - Monitoring and follow up:

Insulin regimens, pumps
Speaker: Tadej Battelino, Slovenia

Carb counting, proteins, fats
Speaker: Carmel Smart, Australia

Growth and puberty
Speaker: Leenatha Jakkidi, India


2. Diabetes 101 - Session 2 - Starting the newly diagnosed child:

Classification: type 1, 2, others
Speaker: Carine de Beaufort, Luxembourg

Getting started with insulin and monitoring
Speaker: Jamie Wood, United States

Basic diets, special and fad diets, sweeteners
Speaker: Francesca Annan, United Kingdom


3. Diabetes 101 - Session 3 - Follow up:

Speaker: Fergus Cameron, Australia

Handling shock, denial, fear
Speaker: Archana Sarda, India

Special situations: surgery, contraception, pregnancy
Speaker: Ethel Codner, Chile


4. Diabetes 101 - Session 4 - Handling the problems:

Acute complications
Speaker: Lori Laffel, United States

Chronic complications
Speaker: Kim Donaghue, Australia


5. Diabetes 101 - Session 5 - Handling technology:

ITQ Paediatric findings
Speaker: Laurence Hirsch, United States

FITTER Paediatric guidelines
Speaker: Sanjay Kalra, India

Speaker: Thomas Danne, Germany

Insulin pumps
Speaker: Ragnar Hanas, Sweden

Speaker: Philip Zeitler, United States


6. Diabetes 101 - Session 6 - Social issues:

Education in remote areas, poverty
Speaker: Santosh Gupta, United States

Social issues, including marriage, jobs
Speaker: Rishi Shukla, India

School toddlers, teenagers
Speaker: Natasha Bratina, Slovenia


7. Diabetes 101 - Session 7 - Comorbidities, complications:

Thyroid disorders
Speaker: Hemchand Prasad, India

Speaker: Petter Bjornstad, United States

Celiac, cystic fibrosis, nutrition
Speaker: Elisabeth Jelleryd, Sweden

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