Life for a Child launches pocketbook for management of diabetes in young people in resource-poor settings

The IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) recently launched the Pocketbook for Management of Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence in Under-Resourced Countries at the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne. This practical manual addresses the diagnosis and management of diabetes in young people in resource-poor settings, and is designed to be a functional reference in emergency situations and in clinics developing expertise around caring for children with diabetes. Topics covered include: definition and diagnosis, management of DKA, insulin treatment, hypoglycaemia, blood glucose management, nutritional management, and diabetes education.

The pocketbook was produced in partnership with the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and is an adaptation of comprehensive guidelines developed previously by ISPAD, IDF, and other organisations.

Printed copies can be requested from Angie Middlehurst, LFAC Education Manager.

A smartphone app (Apple/Android) will be released in early 2014.

This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.