How to Manage: Diabetes in Children (online)

Diabetes is a chronic long-term condition which needs daily management but can also result in life threatening emergencies and long-term medical consequences. There has been an increase in incidence of diabetes in children and every paediatrician, GP, nurse practitioner will need to understand how to manage both types (type 1 and 2) of diabetes to prevent the long-term complications from this condition and help manage these children and young adults when they present in any setting including primary or urgent care in outpatients, as well as, when they are admitted to paediatric wards.
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Spaces available

The RCPCH is pleased to offer this course at a reduced rate. Please note the fees may be subject to change.

RCPCH member - Trainee as well as SAS Doctor, Nurses, AHPs: £105

RCPCH member - Consultant: £135

Non-RCPCH member: £190

Course aim

This study day aims to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in assessing and managing children or young people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in various settings including inpatient, outpatient, urgent care and emergency departments. It will also provide delegates with an understanding of how a multidisciplinary team works together to improve outcomes.

Course description

This course provides a clinical framework for the diagnosis and management of children and young people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It also covers dietetic management and the psychosocial impact of having a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Increasingly technology is being used to manage this condition and an overview will be provided of the advances in its use. This understanding will be enhanced via the use of case discussions to illustrate how various management arms fit together, so that the knowledge can be grasped in a clinical context.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Manage life threatening emergencies associated with Type 1 diabetes.
  • Recognise the outpatient management of both types of diabetes.
  • Understand the acute and long-term complications of diabetes.
  • Understand technological advances in insulin delivery and glucose monitoring.
  • Understand the principles of management and multidisciplinary approach.
  • Understand the role of diet in management of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Clinical lead

Dr Neemisha Jain is a Consultant in Paediatrics with special interest in Diabetes and works as lead clinician for paediatric diabetes at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. She has worked in paediatric diabetes for over 15 years and helped develop the pump service in the Trust. She was also instrumental in developing structured education sessions for families and children and young people with diabetes. She has keen interest in teaching and has been involved in simulation teaching and its delivery. She is a trained peer reviewer for diabetes services.

Target audience

This course is principally aimed at Paediatric Trainees, Paediatric Endocrine trainees or those considering/undertaking SPIN module in diabetes, Consultant Paediatricians, General Practitioners, Dietitians and Senior Nursing staff involved in delivering care in medical outpatient and inpatient settings to patients under 19 years old with Diabetes. It will also meet the requirements of GP trainees wanting to develop a special interest in Diabetes. Nurses wanting to develop skills and work as diabetes specialist nurses will also benefit from attending this course.

Course requirements

To participate in this online course, you will need access to:

  • Windows or Mac Computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
  • An internet connection 
  • Microphone and speaker - either using the built-in microphone/speaker or a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Webcam - either using a built-in webcam or a separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet.