hrp0084p2-285 | Diabetes | ESPE2015

Implementation of Effective Transition from Paediatric to Adult Diabetes Care: Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics – A Pioneering Experience in North Africa

Leila Essaddam , Zinet Turki , Zohra Fitouri , Claude Ben Slama , Nadia Matoussi , Saayda Ben Becher

Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder requiring daily care to prevent both acute and chronic complications. Healthcare providers are challenged to manage the transition of adolescents from paediatric to adult diabetes services. Until recent date, this change of the medical team was lived by teenagers as a tearing and a discontinuity of the medical care.Objective and hypotheses: While centres providing structured integrated pa...