Type I Diabetes - Nursing Young People
- : Brisbane QLD 4001
What does the future hold for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes? How will this affect your nursing care? Come to this conference and discover the latest information on management principles and their practical applications that really make a difference to the life of individuals living with this condition. Includes:
- Diagnosis and early intervention
- Up-to-date pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes
- Latest Guidelines for managing type 1 diabetes
- Common errors in the administration of insulin
- Prevention of complications and hospital avoidance strategies
- Psycho-social aspects and how to support patients and their families
- Support networks
8:30AM REGISTRATION FOR DAY ONE
Denise BennettsDiagnosing Type 1 Diabetes
In this introductory session we will look at how type 1 diabetes differs in presentation and epidemiology to type 2 diabetes. It includes:
- A review of the underlying pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes
- What are the presenting signs and symptoms?
- How is the diagnosis confirmed?
- What are the latest guidelines for management?
This session includes a type 1 compared to a type 2 diabetes case study.
Margaret WhillierType 1 Diabetes - Managing Hypoglycaemia
Hypoglycaemia can be a frightening experience for those with type 1 diabetes. It can lead to adverse consequences if not treated appropriately. This session looks at nursing management of a person with hypoglycaemia and concludes with a scenario.
- Diagnosis and treatment of hypoglycaemia
- The role of glucagon
- Hypo unawareness and its implications
- Hypo-anxiety - utilising new technologies
- Driving and hypoglycaemia - current guidelines
- Hypoglycaemia - a scenario
10:45 MORNING TEA
Margaret WhillierKetoacidosis - Current Best Practice Prevention and Nursing Management
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition that can be life-threatening for people with type 1 diabetes. This session looks at the symptoms, causes, and consequences of DKA and discusses how early intervention through patient education is of paramount importance.
Claire ChildesTargets to Achieve Optimum Self-Management and Prevention of Complications
This session gives an overview of health screening, supporting self-management and presenting complications. It also includes issues affecting a young person's motivation to self-manage the condition. Includes:
- What do we mean by targets and why have them?
- How to achieve optimum self-management
- Factors affecting motivation to self-manage the condition
- Role of GP and the cycle of care
1:00PM LUNCH BREAK
Claire ChildesPractical Session - Insulin Devices; Glucagon Demonstration; Correct Injection Technique and Lipohypertrophy
Monitoring blood glucose and administering insulin require adept use of devices. This practical session looks at best-practice usage of a range of the commonly used glucometers and insulin devices. Includes a discussion of the range of blood glucose meters currently available and:
- How to correctly test for blood glucose, including rationale for frequency of testing
- Record keeping and young people – alternative options to keeping a diary
- Correct injection technique and site selection
- Preventing lipohypertrophy
Claire ChildesCredentialled Diabetes Educators and the Role of ADEA
This session looks at this important organisation whose educators are crucial for supporting those with type 1 diabetes.
- What education is required to become a CDE?
- What is the role of the Credentialled Diabetes Educator?
- How to locate a CDE in your area
3:00 AFTERNOON TEA
Karen ShannPaediatrics and Type 1 Diabetes
This session looks at the type of support needed by children and their families. Includes:
- School issues and how best to support a child
- Supporting parents of children with type 1 diabetes
- Managing insulin when food refusal occurs
4:15 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF PROGRAM
9:00AM COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO
Dr Treasure McGuireInsulin Medication and Diabetes - An Update
Managing adolescents and young people with diabetes can be challenging. While Insulin is used in this cohort primarily for T1DM, young women with gestational diabetes may also be managed with insulin during their pregnancy. In this session, the physiological and pharmacological role of insulin will be discussed, together with the evidence to support this intervention. A review of the types of insulins available will explore questions such as:
- How much insulin does a person require over a 24 hour period?
- What are the insulin action profiles and how can these characteristics be exploited to optimise management?
Karen ShannPumping and Type 1 Diabetes
This short session provides insight into how insulin pumps are used in type 1 diabetes. Includes:
- Principles of pumping
- Referral process and considerations
- Advantages and disadvantages of pumping
- Funding considerations of using a pump
10:45 MORNING TEA
Helen BucklePsychosocial Issues - A Holistic Approach
Managing the physical aspects of type 1 diabetes is only half of the story. The psychological impact of this chronic condition is less well understood. Supporting patients and their families requires highly individualised, skilled nursing care. This session dives deeper into the psychosocial issues and includes:
- What is the psychological cost to the individual and their family as a result of the demands of this chronic condition?
- Transition and helping the adolescent sail into young adulthood
- What is the role of psychology services in diabetes and referral pathways?
- Sleep issues
- Drugs and alcohol use in diabetes
Janet TaylorPrinciples of DAFNE – (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating)
Attempting to avoid hypoglycaemia and achieve normo-glycaemia is a constant struggle for people with type 1 diabetes. The DAFNE program educates people on all aspects of diabetes to empower them to safely adjust doses of insulin depending on what they eat. This session discusses the underlying principles of DAFNE and includes:
- Why DAFNE?
- What type of skills does DAFNE foster?
- What is involved in a DAFNE program?
- Is DAFNE suitable for everyone with type 1 diabetes?
1:00PM LUNCH BREAK
Helen d’EmdenDisordered Eating in Type 1 Diabetes (A Case Study)
Eating disorders are commonly seen in our community and people with type 1 are not immune from these conditions. However, due to the nature of type 1 diabetes a coexistent eating disorder is very problematic. This session looks at the implications of eating disorders in type 1 diabetes, how nurses can assist and treatment pathways.
Marija SorvojaThe Role of Diabetes Australia Queensland (DAQ)
Diabetes Australia is a charity and membership organisation providing education, advice, ongoing support and advocacy to Queenslanders living with and at risk of diabetes. This session includes:
- The role of DAQ
- NDSS – what is it and how do people join?
- Other services
3:00 AFTERNOON TEA
Special Guest: Kristyn RansonReal-Life Story - A Day in the Life of a Young Adult with Type 1 Diabetes
This final session of the program will take you on the real-life journey of a young person with type 1 diabetes. You will gain first-hand knowledge of what it is like to live with this condition on a daily basis and be a parent of a young adult with type 1 diabetes.
This insight will greatly assist you to understand why advice can be difficult to implement even with all the best intention in the world. It also reveals the deep-seated fears that can be experienced by people with this condition and the strategies that can be used to overcome them.
4:00 CLOSE OF DAY TWO OF PROGRAM
The Goal Need for Program
According to Diabetes Australia ‘Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of all cases of diabetes…’ This condition mainly affects people under the age of 30 years although its incidence is increasing across the life spectrum. Nurses knowledge of this condition must be current as changes to management principles and technologies do occur which significantly affect outcomes.Purpose of Program
This program provides nurses with current knowledge for best practice of the management of adolescents and young adults living with type 1 diabetes.Your learning outcomes:
Adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes will receive nursing care that is underpinned by latest evidence, clinical reasoning and the individual’s personal preference
Plans of nursing care for people with type 1 diabetes will result in quality outcomes
Risk associated with hypoglycaemia will be minimised through appropriate educational strategies
Interprofessional collaboration will be enhanced and lead to holistic family centred managementPresenters
Claire Childes is a Registered Nurse and Credentialled Diabetes Educator with over 10 years' experience working with diabetes communities both ... Read More
Denise Bennetts is a Clinical Nurse Consultant and credentialled Diabetes Educator at a Tertiary Hospital in Brisbane. She has previously ... Read More
Margaret Whillier is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and has worked in the area of diabetes nursing care for five years. ... Read More
Karen Shann is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator with many years' experience in diabetes care (she developed her first education plan ... Read More
Dr Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. As Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Mater Health Services, ... Read More
Helen Buckle is a Clinical Nurse/Therapist - Mental Health, currently working at The Mater Young Adult Health Centre, Brisbane. In ...Read More
Helen d'Emden currently works at the Queensland Diabetes and Endocrine Centre as a dietitian/diabetes educator. Over the past 10 years ... Read More
Kristyn Ranson's daughter Jessica has had type 1 diabetes since she was 15 years of age. She is now 20 ... Read More
Janet Taylor is a Registered Nurse and has been a Credentialled Diabetes Educator with the Australian Diabetes Educators' Association since ... Read More
Marija Sorvoja is a Registered Nurse and Credentialled Diabetes Educator working with Diabetes Queensland. Marija discovered her passion for diabetes ... Read More