Nepean Paediatric Diabetes Service: The United Nations of Diabetes - Diabetes Ketoacidosis (DKA) Prevention Campaign- "Down DKA to 10".Activity for healthcare professionalsCelebration for Families with a Child with Diabetes Community Event and Launch of the Nepean Hospital's "Down DKA to 10" Campaign Start Date: November 14, 2023
End Date: November 14, 2026
Dr Leong and his Nepean Paediatric Diabetes Team will be launching Multicultural translated video and poster resources in a presentation entitled "The United Nations of Diabetes: DKA Prevention: "Down DKA to 10" a 3-year Campaign to reduce the rates of DKA in our Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District from our current rates of DKA from 38% to no more than 10% of children with newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
We have translated the "4T DKA Prevention Poster" into 12 different common world languages in collaboration with JDRF, QLD Health, and Diabetes Australia. We have developed an educational video for families and the community in English with subtitles in 4 different languages outlining the 4T ("Toilet, Thirst, Tired and Thinner") symptoms of childhood diabetes for the whole community, including general practitioners (GPS), school nurses and teachers and community nurses and parents of young children in the general community to help in the earlier diagnosis of diabetes in children and to prevent the potentially fatal complication of DKA. This way children with both T1DM and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and their families will start their journey with diabetes in a more positive manner with less anxiety, worry, and fear of diabetes and its health impact on their child.
To watch our educational videos go to these two links:
Long 17 min version
Shorter 7min version
Organizer: A/Prof Gary Leong and the Nepean Blue Mountains Paediatric Diabetes Service Team, Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Event Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event website: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NNFDqUYR2mk&feature=youtu.be