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.

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.

This course will be delivered virtually via Zoom.
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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 - Consultant: £130

RCPCH member - Trainee and SAS Doctor, Nurses, AHPs: £100

Non-RCPCH member: £180

Course aim

This study day will help delegates develop an understanding of the management of children and young people with diabetes.

Course description

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.

This essential course will 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 give you an understanding of how a multidisciplinary team works together to improve outcomes.

Great speakers with lots of knowledge and experience. Speakers were very passionate about diabetes and its management. Thank you.

Learning outcomes

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 the management of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

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.