Difficulties associated with diabetes management during the Junior Certificate examination

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316705
Title:
Difficulties associated with diabetes management during the Junior Certificate examination
Authors:
Scully, D; Hawkes, CP; McGlacken-Byrne, SM; Murphy, N
Citation:
Scully D et al. Difficulties associated with diabetes management during the Junior Certificate examination. Ir Med J 2014 May 107(5)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316705
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to describe the adherence to recommended diabetes care during the Junior Certificate, and the utilisation of available allowances for children with type 1 diabetes. Questionnaires were sent within 3 months of the examination to all adolescents and their families attending our service completing the Junior Certificate in June of 2012. Fifteen of the 25 (60%) patients/parents completed the questionnaires. Five (33%) had higher than usual glucose readings during the examination period and three (20%) experienced hypoglycaemia during at least one exam. Nine (60%) never checked capillary glucose levels during the exams. No patients left the examination area to perform diabetes related tasks. Thirteen (86%) brought fast acting glucose into the examination centre while only six (40%) brought a glucometer. Just four (27%) patients availed of the rest breaks allowed and six (40%) felt that their diabetes affected their examination performance
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
DIABETES MELLITUS; YOUNG PEOPLE; SCHOOL

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorScully, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorHawkes, CPen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGlacken-Byrne, SMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Nen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-12T09:34:29Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-12T09:34:29Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-
dc.identifier.citationScully D et al. Difficulties associated with diabetes management during the Junior Certificate examination. Ir Med J 2014 May 107(5)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/316705-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to describe the adherence to recommended diabetes care during the Junior Certificate, and the utilisation of available allowances for children with type 1 diabetes. Questionnaires were sent within 3 months of the examination to all adolescents and their families attending our service completing the Junior Certificate in June of 2012. Fifteen of the 25 (60%) patients/parents completed the questionnaires. Five (33%) had higher than usual glucose readings during the examination period and three (20%) experienced hypoglycaemia during at least one exam. Nine (60%) never checked capillary glucose levels during the exams. No patients left the examination area to perform diabetes related tasks. Thirteen (86%) brought fast acting glucose into the examination centre while only six (40%) brought a glucometer. Just four (27%) patients availed of the rest breaks allowed and six (40%) felt that their diabetes affected their examination performanceen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectDIABETES MELLITUSen_GB
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectSCHOOLen_GB
dc.titleDifficulties associated with diabetes management during the Junior Certificate examinationen_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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