Implementing a nursing protocol that includes point-of-care testing at triage reduces the time to diabetic ketoacidosis diagnosis and the number of unnecessary intravenous placements in the pediatric emergency department, say researchers.
Our clinical advisors discuss their EASD 2019 highlights, including new treatment options for children and older adults with type 2 diabetes, the complexities surrounding hypoglycemia prevention, and the implications of the VERIFY trial.
Children are less likely to present with diabetic ketoacidosis at the time of type 1 diabetes diagnosis if they previously had regular access to a healthcare provider, research published in CMAJ suggests.
US researchers call for tailored clinical programs and policies to improve the transition from pediatric to adult care, and thus prevent worsening glycemic control, in young adults with type 2 diabetes.
An open-label randomized trial shows that an appointment manager reduces disengagement from health services among patients with type 1 diabetes after the first year following their transition from pediatric to adult care.