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Paediatric Diabetes Resources

Diabetes Australia-NSW produces a range of paediatric diabetes education materials. These are available for health professionals to use in diabetes education with young people and their families.

Click here for a pictorial resource order form describing each available resource and details of how to order. Other resources are available to download below.

Click here for a pictorial resource order form describing each available resource and details of how to order. Other resources are available to download below.

Fact Sheets for Support Persons

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

What is Hypoglycaemia?

Physical Activity & Type 1 Diabetes

For Non-English Speakers

What is type 1 diabetes?
English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese

What is Hypoglycaemia?
English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese

Blood Glucose Monitoring
English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese

Insulin & Type 1 Diabetes
English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese

Physical Activity & Type 1 Diabetes
English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese

Healthy Eating & Type1 Diabetes
Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Sudanese,
Arabic (ENG)*, Vietnamese (ENG), Chinese (ENG), Sudanese (ENG)

* ENG – English version of fact sheet

Community Sharps Disposal Brochures

Download an order form for community sharps disposal brochures, available in:

Brochures can also be ordered in quantities of 25, 50, 100 or 200 and are free of charge. These downloads are here.

Paediatric Diabetes Guidelines

The specific issues related to type 1 diabetes and its management are usually dealt with by a specialist multidisciplinary team, including an Endocrinologist, Diabetes Educator, Diabetes Dietitian and Social Worker or Psychologist. This role may vary according to the geographical location, with rural general practitioners and/or paediatricians sometimes having greater involvement with diabetes issues.

APEG Guidelines
The Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG) have developed Clinical Practice Guidelines to assist health care professionals in the management of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. These guidelines are designed to provide information to assist decision making and are based on the best evidence available at the time of compilation (March 2005).
These guidelines can be found at http://www.chw.edu.au/prof/services/endocrinology/apeg/

ISPAD Guidelines
The International Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) have developed Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines (2006-2007) compiled by international experts in paediatric diabetes management.
These guidelines can be found at http://www.ispad.org/FileCenter.html?CategoryID=5

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia is a member based charitable organisation that relies heavily on the generosity of a caring community to continue its vital work. Our core business is the management, detection and prevention of diabetes and to care for all people with diabetes for all of their lives.
There are eight associations of Diabetes Australia, one in each State and Territory of Australia.

Membership
Membership benefits and fees vary depending on the arrangements of Diabetes Australia in your State or Territory.

Click on your State or Territory below to see specific information

NSW QLD VIC ACT NT WA SA TAS

Camps for Children and Teenagers with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes camp is a great way for children and teenagers to meet their peers with diabetes in a safe and relaxed environment, Camp provides a balance between fun activities and learning skills to help manage diabetes. All children with diabetes are encouraged to attend at least one diabetes camp. This will provide reassurance for both child and parent in preparation for attending school camps. The child or teenager does not have to manage all of their care to attend camp, as the camps are fully supervised by qualified health professionals who will assist them with their diabetes management. Health professionals are encouraged to attend camp. Contact Diabetes Australia in your State or Territory for local information on camps.

Camping Guidelines & Accreditation

The National Diabetes Committee for Children & Adolescents have guidelines for the conduct of camps to ensure safety standards are met and optimal diabetes care is maintained. Health professionals involved with diabetes camps can obtain a copy of these guidelines by contacting Diabetes Australia-NSW.

This logo denotes that a diabetes camp has been through the accreditation process and has met the camping standards.

Professional Associations & Links

Australian Diabetes Educators Association
Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group
Dietitians Association of Australia
International Diabetes Federation
International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes