Archive: Paediatric Diabetes

Isolation Nursing

Isolation Nursing This leaflet attempts to answer some of the questions about why your child is being nursed in a single room (isolation) and what this means. Why has my...

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How to treat your asthma / wheeze

This information is provided by: MK Caring for Children Closer to Home Pathway Design Group. To view the leaflet, please visit: https://www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Wheeze-and-Asthma.pdf...

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Oxygen Therapy and your child

What is oxygen therapy? Oxygen therapy is oxygen given to your child via nasal prongs, facemask or Airvo/Optiflow. Why does my child need oxygen? Your child may need oxygen if...

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Sick Day Rules for Children with Diabetes

Children with diabetes should not experience more illness or infections than their siblings or peers without diabetes. However, it is likely that any illness will have an impact on diabetes...

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Paediatric Diabetes Clinic Brochure

Introduction and diagnosis You have just been told your child has type 1 diabetes and we all understand that this is a particularly difficult time for you. It is important...

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Insulin Management for Long Distance Travel

When you travel to other continents, there will be a time difference which will make the travelling day longer or shorter. Instructions for patients on multiple daily injections: Give your...

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Children with Diabetes and becoming ill

Children with diabetes should not experience more illness or infections than their siblings or peers without diabetes. However, it is likely that any illness will have an impact on diabetes...

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Use of Glucogel

Glucogel may be used in the treatment of “hypos”. Each tube contains 10g of sugary gel and should be used when the child is refusing to take their usual oral...

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Management of a severe hypoglycaemia

If a low blood glucose is not treated, or not recognised the blood glucose may fall further, and result in the person becoming unconscious and have a fit / seizure...

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Treatment for mild hypoglycaemia

A mild hypo is defined as the child being able to tolerate oral fluids / Glucogel. Remember 4 (mmol/l) is the floor. You treat a blood glucose level of 3.9mmol/l...

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