Congress Reporter - control of diabetes at school, effects of hypoglycemia on the brain, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) definition of hypoglycemia
Martin Gilmour of the Diabetic Hypoglycemia Editorial Team
Diabetic Hypoglycemia June 2008, Volume 1, Issue 1: page 8-9
In September 2007, at the annual congresses of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), the most recent developments in diabetes were presented. Among the wealth of data that are highlighted here: interesting work on the control of diabetes in children while they are attending school; the effects of hypoglycemia on the brain and during pregnancy; and a discussion of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) definition of hypoglycemia.
Glycemic control may be suboptimal among children with type 1 diabetes while they are in school, and more support in schools may be needed. Training in diabetes and its emergency management, and the provision of glucagon in schools would provide a safer environment for children with diabetes at school. This is according to a presentation by Amillategui and colleagues from Madrid, at ISPAD.