DescriptionEvidence-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 ‘highgrade 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.
1 Methodology of evidence-based medicine.
Jeremy Allgrove (Royal London Hospital).
2 Definition, epidemiology and classification of diabetes and structure.
of the diabetes team.
Maria Craig (Institute of Endocrinology & Diabetes), Sarah J. Glastras (Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes) & Kim Donaghue (The Children's Hospital at Westmead).
3 Aetiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus – genetics, autoimmunity.
and trigger factors.
Loredana Marcovecchio (University of Cambridge), David B. Dunger (University of Cambridge),.
Mark Peakman (King's College London) & Keith W. Taylor (Barts and the London).
4 Type 1 diabetes mellitus – management.
Joanne J. Spinks (John Radcliffe Hospital), Julie A. Edge (John Radcliffe Hospital), Krystyna Matyka (Clinical Sciences Research Institute) & Shital Malik (Paediatric Specialist Registrar).
5 Type 1 diabetes mellitus in the very young child.
Stuart Brink (Tufts University School of Medicine).
6 Adolescence and diabetes: clinical and social science perspectives.
Alexandra Greene (University of Aberdeen) & Stephen Greene (Maternal and Child Health Sciences).
7 Management of special situations in diabetes.
Fergus J. Cameron (Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes) & Jeremy Allgrove (Royal London Hospital).
8 Dietary management: optimising diabetes outcomes.
Sheridan Waldron (Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service).
9 Education in childhood diabetes.
Peter G.F. Swift (Leicester Royal Infirmary).
10 Psychological interventions in childhood diabetes.
John W. Gregory (Cardiff University) & Sue Channon (Consultant Clinical Psychologist).
11 Screening for associated conditions and prevention of complications.
Catherine Peters (SpR Paediatric Endocrinology) & Jeremy Allgrove (Royal London Hospital).
12 Type 2 diabetes mellitus – genetics, diagnosis and management.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome.
John Porter (Birmingham Children’s Hospital) & Timothy G. Barrett (Institute of Child Health).
13 Rare forms of diabetes.
Julian Shield (University of Bristol), Maciej T. Malecki (Jagiellonian University), Nicola A. Bridges (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital) & Jeremy Allgrove (Royal London Hospital).
14 Diabetes and information technology.
Kenneth J. Robertson (Royal Hospital for Sick Children).
- The first evidence-based reference book on the management of children and adolescents with diabetes
- Covers Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Addresses issues exclusively relevant to these age groups
- Includes latest international guidelines
- Brings together an international group of pediatric diabetologists experienced in evidence-based practice