Childhood stress may raise risk for diabetes, heart disease in adulthood

October 1, 2015

Source: JACC

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Date of publication: October 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Children who experience high levels of stress may be at greater risk for diabetes and heart
disease later in life, according to a new study.

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Mandatory care standards for children & young people

May 7, 2012

Title: First ever mandatory care standards bring hope of improved care for children and young people with diabetes

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication: February 2012

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: The “Best Practice Tariff for Paediatric Diabetes” sets out 13 mandatory care standards for paediatric diabetes service teams to meet. Providers who can prove they meet these levels of care will qualify for greater funding. Local services unable to achieve these standards will be supported to improve but face having their funding withdrawn if unable to reach the required level by April 2013.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to view the Best Practice Tariff and supporting information

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks


The DEPICTED study

October 7, 2011

Source: NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme Volume 15, number 29

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Date of publication: September 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Motivational interviewing has been shown to be effective in facilitating behaviour change in teenagers with diabetes but there is a shortage of trained psychologists.  This study found that training diabetes health-care professionals to improve their counselling skills did not achieve short-term impacts on HbA1c level and quality of life. Further modification of this training and reinforcement is required to produce a benefit on outcomes.

Length of publication: 202 pages


Essex and Southend LINk – Children in School with Diabetes

March 7, 2011

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: February 2011

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: LINk worked with Essex County Council, Diabetes UK, a Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse from Addenbrookes Hospital and others to create a protocol for implementation in Essex schools. This document is a simple and clear framework that all schools/education departments can implement to directly and indirectly improve the welfare and health of children whilst in the school environment.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some Important notes: Please follow this link if you would like to read the full protocol ‘Supporting Pupils with Diabetes in Essex Schools’ (2010) Author; A. Field on behalf of Harpers Health Consultancy Limited


A school-based intervention for diabetes risk reduction

October 7, 2010

Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2010, 363(5) p.443-453

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Date of publication: July 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study reports the results of a multicomponent school-based program for children at risk of type 2 diabetes. Whilst the intevention did not result in greater decreases in the prevalence of obesity than the control group, it did provide greater reductions in various indexes of adiposity. These changes may reduce the risk of childhood onset of diabetes type 2.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Acknowledgement: HMIC


Injection of support

August 9, 2010

Source: Nursing Times; Jun 2-Jun 8; 2010; 24, 39 page 18

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Date of publication:  June 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article outlines how increased numbers of paediatric nurse specialists are needed to work with parents, teachers and diabetes teams to reduce the rising numbers of children being taken to A & E departments with ketoacidosis.

Length of publication:  2 pages
 
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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Give pupils with diabetes equal access to activities

November 7, 2009

Title: Give pupils with diabetes equal access to activities

Source: Nursing Standard, 24 (1) p.10

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Date of publication: September 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: School pupils with diabetes are missing important parts of the curriculum because they are being withdrawn from physical education and other classes, the RCN claims.

Length of publication: 1 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl