Paediatric type 1 diabetes in Ireland results of the first national audit

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316148
Title:
Paediatric type 1 diabetes in Ireland results of the first national audit
Authors:
Hawkes, CP; Murphy, NP
Citation:
Hawkes CP, Murphy NP. Paediatric type 1 diabetes in Ireland results of the first national audit. Ir Med J 2014 Apr
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316148
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to describe the services provided for children with type 1 diabetes in the Republic of Ireland, and to identify a baseline from which services and outcomes might be improved. Lead clinicians in 17 of the 19 centres providing paediatric type 1 diabetes care responded to requests for information from 2012 regarding demographics, patient numbers, diagnostics, outpatient management, multidisciplinary team resources, comorbidity screening, transition policy, clinical guidelines, and use of insulin pumps. The total number of patients attending these centres was 2518. Eight centres initiate insulin pump therapy. Insulin pump usage ranged from 0 to 42% of patients attending each centre. Self reported clinic mean haemoglobin A1c ranged from 8.2 to 9.4% (66.1 to 79.2 mmol/mol). Variation existed in guideline availability, frequency of clinic appointments, age of transition and insulin types used. We recommend a national approach to standardising and improving care for these patients.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
DIABETES MELLITUS; CHILD HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHawkes, CPen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, NPen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-25T10:52:03Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-25T10:52:03Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationHawkes CP, Murphy NP. Paediatric type 1 diabetes in Ireland results of the first national audit. Ir Med J 2014 Apren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/316148-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to describe the services provided for children with type 1 diabetes in the Republic of Ireland, and to identify a baseline from which services and outcomes might be improved. Lead clinicians in 17 of the 19 centres providing paediatric type 1 diabetes care responded to requests for information from 2012 regarding demographics, patient numbers, diagnostics, outpatient management, multidisciplinary team resources, comorbidity screening, transition policy, clinical guidelines, and use of insulin pumps. The total number of patients attending these centres was 2518. Eight centres initiate insulin pump therapy. Insulin pump usage ranged from 0 to 42% of patients attending each centre. Self reported clinic mean haemoglobin A1c ranged from 8.2 to 9.4% (66.1 to 79.2 mmol/mol). Variation existed in guideline availability, frequency of clinic appointments, age of transition and insulin types used. We recommend a national approach to standardising and improving care for these patients.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectDIABETES MELLITUSen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.titlePaediatric type 1 diabetes in Ireland results of the first national auditen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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