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The Australian Paediatric Society contributes to the RACP Division of Paediatrics Policy Committee.

The APS also takes other positions that pertain particularly to rural child health. 

Vomiting and Type 1 Diabetes - "Never Assume"

Every person with Type 1 Diabetes who has nausea or vomiting MUST be assumed to have diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) until proven otherwise. Vomiting requires URGENT assessment by checking blood glucose and blood ketones. RAPID deterioration can occur in DKA and may be lifethreatening. NEVER ASSUME that vomiting has “just” been caused by food poisoning, “gastro”, alcohol or any...

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Guidelines for the use of CGM in Australian Schools April 2021

Guidelines for the use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in Australian Schools September 2021 All young people living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) are entitled to the highest standard of individualised, person centred care. (1) CGM is a management tool that is authorised and prescribed by the treating medical team and consented by the parent to assist the student to stay safe and assist with...

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Type 1 Diabetes in regional Australian schools 2017

Regional paediatricians have a responsibility to maintain the best possible standard of care for children in regional Australia. The Australian Paediatric Society, the peak body representing rural child health, endorses the following points in management of children and adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in regional Australia and endorses ISPAD Guidelines for Ambulatory Care in schools. APS...

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Abuse of Children in Detention May 2015

The Australian Paediatric Society calls upon the Australian Federal Government to stop as a matter of urgency detention of children and their families. The meeting feels strongly that they should be released from situations of proven harm and abuse in Australian-run detention centres and not transferred to foreign facilities where harm is likely to occur. The meeting recognises that detention of...

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