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Preventing DKA at Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Children

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In 2019 Clinical Excellence Queensland funded a project to reduce unacceptably high rates of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) at diagnosis in Queensland children. DKA is the major cause of mortality in children with Type 1 Diabetes. This webinar forms part of a campaign to prevent DKA at diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. 

What is DKA?

DKA is a metabolic emergency caused by insulin deficiency and can lead to cerebral oedema, so children require intensive care support. DKA at diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes is considered preventable if the early symptoms of high blood glucose are recognised by parents and early assessment is undertaken with a simple and inexpensive random finger-prick blood glucose check. 

The 4T symptoms are:

  • Thirsty 
  • Going to the Toilet frequently to urinate,
  • Tired
  • Losing weight and getting Thinner

If these symptoms exist, the child may have Type 1 diabetes. Early recognition of the 4T symptoms is key to preventing DKA at the diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.

Children with DKA at diagnosis don’t go through a honeymoon period with gradual loss of beta cell function. It is associated with suboptimal diabetes leading to long-term kidney and eye complications related to high blood glucose levels. 

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Simply enter your full name and email at the bottom of the page and click continue. Once you have finished the session and answered the quiz questions you will be prompted to complete an evaluation and reflection to generate your certificate.

The following sessions are included

Preventing DKA at diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in children under 16 

DKA Prevention Project - Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network
DKA is the major cause of mortality in children with Type 1 Diabetes. This webinar is part of a campaign to prevent DKA at diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.

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