hrp0084p2-251 | Diabetes | ESPE2015

Sick Day Rule: Survey of Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes (Experience and Knowledge)

Agwu Juliana Chizomam , Ng S May , Drew J , Edge J , Kershaw M , Wright N , Gardner C

Background: Inappropriate management of illness/stress, accidental or deliberate insulin omission are some of the causes of Diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA) in patients with established diabetes. During illness, patients with type 1 diabetes are advised to monitor for hyperglycaemia and ketosis, maintain fluid intake and if required, to administer supplemental insulin. Previous studies have confirmed that comprehensive diabetes self- management education (DSME) programs on manageme...