1. Introduction on use of technology in the management of the diabetic child 2. The technology of glucose sensors 3. Different types of glucose sensor on the market 4. Clinical studies on efficacy of glucose sensors 5. Sensor use in toddlers 6. Sensor use in adolescents 7. Unexpected highs and lows in blood glucose 8. How to insert and wear a sensor 9. Pitfalls in the use of glucose sensors 10.Psychological issues 11.Future and perspectives
This practical book focuses on the use of glucose sensors in children with type 1 diabetes. It is an evidence-based, simple, illustrated tool written by expert physicians in the field, experienced with patients living in Italy and in the UK.
The introductory chapters offer a quick and well-documented update on technology use in the child with diabetes, while the chapter on clinical studies provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific basis and benefits on glucose sensor use. The practical use of sensors in all age groups, including toddlers, and any related psychological issues are also discussed.
This volume allows health care professionals, pediatric trainees and medical students caring for children with type 1 diabetes to increase their understanding of sensor use, making this technology easier and more reliable to use.
Valentino Cherubini, MD has been recognized for his work on pediatric endocrinology and diabetes. Dr. Cherubini is chief of the Division of Pediatric Diabetes, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Italy. He has been a member of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) advisory board since 2016, and a member of the SWEET ('Better control in Pediatric and Adolescent diabetes: Working to crEate CEnTers of Reference') initiative Data, Publication and Presentation committee board since 2015. Dr. Cherubini is also an associate editor of Frontiers in Pediatric Endocrinology. Currently his main clinical and research focuses are diabetes epidemiology, new technologies and treatment applications for diabetes and quality of life in children and adolescents with diabetes.
Daniela Elleri, MD PhD, is a pediatric endocrinologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, UK. She has been actively involved in artificial pancreas research at the University of Cambridge, where she obtained her PhD in 2014. She is author of several publications in the field of diabetes technology in pediatrics.Stefano Zucchini, MD has been working in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes since 1986, when he finished his training period after visiting the Pediatric Diabetology Unit of Pittsburgh, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) and Toronto.
Dr. Zucchini is currently responsible for the pediatric diabetology clinical and research activities of the S. Orsola-Malpighi H. of Bologna, Italy and has published more than 80 original manuscripts or reviews in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology indexed in Pub Med. In 2015 Dr. Zucchini was co-author of a chapter on glucose sensors in children In: Scaramuzza AE, de Beaufort C, Hanas R, (Springer International Publishing Switzerland). Dr. Zucchini is also an associate editor of Frontiers in Pediatric Endocrinology.