The Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network invites you to the 2020 Statewide forum where we will launch the Statewide campaign to prevent DKA in Children and celebrate the World Diabetes Day theme “Nurses Make the Difference”.
In Queensland approximately 45% of children present with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) at diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes and rates have increased as high as 80% since COVID-19. DKA is a metabolic emergency requiring intensive care and can easily be avoided through early recognition and response.
The Reducing DKA at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children Project partnered with parents and families, JDRF, Diabetes Australia, Education Queensland and numerous community programs to codesign the “Diabetes. Know the signs. Ask.” campaign and help families recognise signs of high blood glucose in children and ask for clinical opinion.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, and of the many different nations across the wider Brisbane south region. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging as the holders of the memories, the traditions, the culture and the spiritual wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.