Type 1 Diabetes and General Paediatrics

Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is a condition requiring a broad skill set and mutidiscplinary teamwork  to mange successfully.  General paediatricians are trained and skilled in holistic care of the child and family which is the cornerstone of successful management of chronic disease. General Paediatric training  includes managing the complex arrangement of family dynamics and family support,...

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APS – The Peak Body for Regional Australian Paediatric Diabetes Care

The Australian Paediatric Society (APS) is the peak body for regional paediatric diabetes care. Children in regional Australia have unique needs for the successful management of Type 1 Diabetes and their voice must be heard. The APS also represents many metropolitan paediatric diabetes teams from non-tertiary centres. The APS is responsible for the diabetes management of over twice the number of...

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APS and ISPAD

The APS is extremely proud to align with the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and we encourage our members managing T1D to become ISPAD members. ISPAD guidelines are world best practice. Management strategies between Australian metropolitan hospitals may vary from recommended in ISPAD guidelines. By following ISPAD standards, many regional Australian centres now...

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Technology and Diabetes

The APS recognises the rapid growth and expansion of technology-based innovations for T1D, including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. For many regional teams, it can be very difficult to maintain knowledge and skills. Accordingly, the APS has become very proactive in trying to implement skill building and data collection/audit for regional diabetes teams and professional support. APS...

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APS ISPAD Annual Diabetes Workshops

For the past fourteen years, the APS, with co-branding and endorsement by ISPAD, has facilitated annual clinical diabetes workshops for health care professionals. The APS / ISPAD diabetes workshops are the largest Australian child diabetes clinical meetings, attracting delegates from all parts of Australia and New Zealand. Presenters include both international and local ISPAD members to bring...

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APS and Diabetes at School

APS is the lead advocate for better care of children with Type 1 Diabetes in Australian Schools. APS strongly supports the 2018 ISPAD international guidelines for management of children with diabetes in schools. The T1D Learning Centre (t1d.org.au) was initiated by the APS in response to the lack of accessible, flexible, transparent, evidence-based education available to Australian school staff...

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Publications and Presentations on Australian Diabetes Care

A Parent Guide: International best practice Type 1 Diabetes care in Australian schools. A Clinician Guide: Training School Personnel on International Best Practice Type 1 Diabetes care in Australian schools Diabetes in schools – ADEA requested article Radical – A Regional Australia Approach to Diabetes Care Editorial  ISPAD Posters – telemedicine 2013 ISPAD poster - schools ISPAD poster...

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