Evidence-based Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 21 March 2008

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(2008), "Evidence-based Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 21 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2008.06221bae.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Evidence-based Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

Article Type: Recent publications From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 21, Issue 2.

Evidence-based Paediatric and Adolescent DiabetesEdited by Jeremy AllgrovePeter Swift and Stephen GreeneBlackwell BMJ BooksOctober 2007ISBN 9781405152921

Article Type: Recent publications From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 21, Issue 2.

Keywords: Evidence based healthcare, Disease management, Patient information

Evidence-based Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes brings together an international group of paediatric diabetes specialists to address the cause, course and complications of all types of diabetes. From a careful review of the latest research, they propose the best possible evidence-based recommendations for the care of children and the youth with diabetes.

The text provides the reader with an understanding across three different levels:

  • Reviews how strong the evidence is for recommending one approach over another.

  • Highlights areas where evidence is not based on the types of studies needed to provide “high-grade recommendations”, but where there is a general consensus as to the most sensible approach.

  • Identifies the issues that remain inadequately addressed such that no definitive recommendations can be made.

As the incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus continues to increase worldwide, and type 2 is being seen in more young people, this timely volume will help a wide range of health care professionals deliver the best possible care to their young patients.

Contents include:

  • B: Methodology of evidence-based medicine

  • Definition, epidemiology and classification of diabetes

  • Structure of the diabetes team

  • Aetiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus - genetics, autoimmunity and trigger factors

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus management

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus in the very young child

  • Adolescence and diabetes: clinical and social science perspectives

  • Management of special situations in diabetes

  • Dietary management: optimising diabetes outcomes

  • Education in childhood diabetes

  • Psychological interventions in childhood diabetes

  • Screening for associated conditions and prevention of complications

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus genetics, diagnosis and management.

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

  • Rare forms of diabetes

  • Diabetes and information technology.