Diabetes is a common paediatric condition that requires careful management to ensure the absence of longer term irreversible side effects.
Thankfully our understanding and treatment of this condition has significantly improved over recent years, owing to the substantial research focus afforded by dedicated scientists.
A Diabetes Educator will assist children to learn to take it all in their stride. Making day-to-day life easier by successfully managing the conditions key components of: exercise, nutrition, medications, and monitoring blood sugar levels.
Education and support for the family and school is also considered essential so they may understand an individuals needs better and can be there to provide informed support and emergency diabetes first aid if required.
Education and training regarding insulin pumps is also a key aspect of the Diabetes Educator’s clinical role.