The Paediatric Diabetes Network revised the PDN Managing Diabetes During an Illness Guidelines (‘Illness Management Guidelines) in 2018. The guidelines were reviewed and endorsed by the Paediatric Diabetes Network’s Quality and Clinical Standards Committee.
These guidelines are meant to be used as a guide and are not intended as a substitute for medical advice or a replacement for local treatment recommendations. Paediatric Diabetes Education Programs can share these guidelines with patients and families, who can then use them when providing diabetes care during illness and to prevent possible DKA, severe hypoglycemia and dehydration. There are three versions of the guidelines:
- PDN Illness Management Guideline Long Version – intended as a resource for new onset diabetes teaching and in-depth illness re-education
- PDN Illness Management Guideline Short Version – a trifold pamphlet for distribution in clinic and as a quick resource for patients and families
- PDN Illness Management Guideline Wallet Card – intended for printing on a wallet-sized card stock/paper for portable access to key information
The guidelines can be downloaded in English or French below: