hrp0094p2-108 | Diabetes and insulin | ESPE2021

Impact of the COVID19 pandemic on Paediatric Diabetes Services in Arab Countries

Alsaffar Hussain , Hadi Wasnaa ,

Introduction: The COVID19 pandemic had an impact on different health services due to the lockdowns, curfews, or reducing provision of some clinical services in order to minimise the infection spread. Cancellation of clinic appointments was observed. Some patients also did not attend their appointments due to the fear of contracting the infection.Objectives: This study looked at the impact of the pandemic on the paediatri...

hrp0094p2-100 | Diabetes and insulin | ESPE2021

The knowledge and Confidence in Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) among Iraqi Paediatric Residents: a Cross Sectional Study

Alsaffar Hussain , Al-Jumaili Ali Hasan , Hadi Wasnaa ,

Introduction: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common medical emergency and is the most common cause of death in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus due its complications. Paediatric residents are usually the first line whom managing paediatric emergencies in Iraqi hospitals. They form the backbone of the provided service. It is important to make sure they are practicing at the highest possible standard to ensure patientsÂ’ safety. Therefore, it is cruc...

hrp0094p2-145 | Diabetes and insulin | ESPE2021

Dealing with hypoglycaemia during acute DKA management by paediatric residents from Bahrain, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

Alsaffar Hussain , Ali Khadija , Hadi Wasnaa , Foad Ali Maryam , Attia Najya ,

Introduction: During management of Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), and after starting the insulin infusion, it is crucial to monitor the blood glucose level frequently. If the glucose level drops quickly or below certain limit when there is still an evidence of ketonemia, it is recommended to add dextrose to the maintenance fluids and continuing the insulin infusion to switch off the ketosis process. However certain measures are required when the glucose continue...

hrp0094p2-152 | Diabetes and insulin | ESPE2021

Timing of Consulting Paediatric Endocrinologist or Diabetologist During the Management of Acute DKA; Response of Bahraini, Iraqi, and Saudi Paediatric Residents

Alsaffar Hussain , Hadi Wasnaa , Ali Khadija , Fuad Ali Maryam , Attia Najya ,

Introduction: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a known complication of diabetes mellitus, mainly type1. It is a medical emergency condition. The recent British paediatric DKA guideline clearly recommends involving a senior clinician at time of diagnosis, usually either an emergency medicine or general paediatric doctor. There is no clear recommendation of when to consult the on-call paediatric endocrinologist or diabetologist who covers the admission of diabetic...