PIF Categories: diabetes - paeds

Contraception advice for young people with diabetes

Date: 29/07/2021 | Category: Community paediatrics Paediatrics

There is a lot of inaccurate advice given about contraception. As a young person with diabetes or the partner of someone with diabetes, you may hear more than most. If […]

Physical Activity and Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Young People

Date: 29/07/2021 | Category: Community paediatrics Paediatrics

This guide will help you understand how to keep blood glucose levels stable during exercise. Exercise is good for your child and should be encouraged as much as possible. There […]

Sensible drinking and Type 1 Diabetes

Date: 29/07/2021 | Category: Community paediatrics Paediatrics

This guide will help you understand how to keep blood glucose levels safe when drinking alcohol. What is sensible drinking? The government guidelines for sensible drinking in adults are up […]

Administration of insulin via pen device

Date: 29/07/2021 | Category: Community paediatrics Paediatrics

Action Rationale 1 Unscrew pen and insert the insulin cartridge. Screw the pen tight. Plunger inside pen device may need to be twisted back down to base to insert cartridge […]

Disposal of sharps used for children with diabetes

Date: 29/07/2021 | Category: Community paediatrics Paediatrics

Local arrangements for the disposal of sharps bins You must dispose of your sharps box safely, please note the method of disposal is different according to where you live. Never place […]

Management of HYPERglycaemia via a pen

Date: 29/07/2021 | Category: Community paediatrics Paediatrics

Common causes of HYPERglycaemia: Illness Missed or insufficient doses of insulin Eating too much carbohydrate Excitement/stress Signs & Symptoms: Feeling thirsty/dehydrated Feeling tired/weak Feeling hungry Increased need to pass urine […]

Travel pack for a child with diabetes

Date: 29/07/2021 | Category: Community paediatrics Paediatrics

Holiday Advice – consider the following: Extremes of temperature, very hot or very cold, can affect blood glucose levels because of how insulin is absorbed, usually more quickly if very […]

Management of hyperglycaemia via a pump

Date: 30/06/2021 | Category: Community paediatrics Paediatrics

Possible causes of High Blood Glucose Level (BGL) Blockage or disconnection of infusion set or cannula falls out – The insulin in the pump is rapid-acting so, if there is […]

General Management of Hypoglycaemia in Diabetes Mellitus

Date: 30/06/2021 | Category: Community paediatrics Paediatrics

General Management of Hypoglycaemia in Diabetes Mellitus (Blood Glucose below 4.0mmols) ‘What To Do’ information A low blood glucose (below 4mmols) might happen because: •         a meal or snack is […]