We are extremely excited to launch our new and improved patient folder - a comprehensive resource to help families navigate a new Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis, now and into the future.
The folder has been designed to be your go-to resource, not just for newly diagnosed families but also those keen to brush up on their diabetes knowledge.
The resource features information on what diabetes is and includes helpful tips on managing diabetes including glucose monitoring, adminstering insulin and pump therapy. There are also chapters on exercise, food planning, sick day management, hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia.
The online version of the folder has been designed to be interactive so that you can click on links and be navigated to accompanying websites or PDFs, or jump directly to the relevant section you need by clicking on the chapter heading on the contents page rather than scrolling through the resource.
We are currently doing a folder evaluation and encourage feedback from the diabetes community about what information they want to see in it. The folder can be accessed here. It is also available in hard copy in the Endocrinology and Diabetes clinic at Perth Children's Hospital. The updated version will be available soon.
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