All children and young people with Type 1 diabetes and their families should have access to the best possible care. They should be offered an ongoing integrated package of care by a multidisciplinary paediatric diabetes care team and be involved in decisions that affect them.
Use the following resources and tools to improve care for children and young people with diabetes.
This guide provides some practical tips, tools and solutions for improving transition from child to adult services for young people with diabetes.
This guide explains what young people can expect to happen during their transition and the care and support they should receive from the NHS.
This bright idea resource describes how multidisciplinary clinics and psychological therapy groups for young people with Type 1 diabetes have been integrated into schools in Hillingdon, increasing attendance rates and reducing time spent away from class.
Shared practice examples
Diabetes clinics in a higher education college, Diabetes Care for Children and Young People (2016) (PDF, 1.56MB)
This article describes how monthly drop-in diabetes education clinics were setup at Bournemouth and Poole College in collaboration with Poole Hospital. The clinics provide education and support for students with diabetes and their friends, who are also welcome to attend. For access to the latest curriculum and lessons plans email Jo.Dalton@poole.nhs.uk. Article reproduced with permission from OmniaMed SB.