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Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents model of care and clinical practice guideline (2009)

Author

Princess Margaret Hospital and Health Networks Branch

City

Perth

Type

Report

Institution

Department of Health Western Australia

 

Description

The purpose of this Model of care (MOC) and clinical practice guideline is to provide evidence-based information, about the management of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents, for health professionals in Western Australia. This document synthesises the current available information and provides expert advice for the diagnosis, clinical management, pharmacotherapy and education of children aged eighteen years or less. Transition of management to adult care may occur from age sixteen years onwards or at appropriate alternative age.

The MOC provides information for health professionals to guide the management of this patient group from early diagnosis, referral, treatment and education to monitoring for diabetes related complications. It is also, therefore, a clinical practice guideline.

Abstract adapted from Department of Health, Western Australia

Contact details

Department of Health
189 Royal Street
East Perth WA 6004
PO Box 8172
Perth Business Centre
Perth WA 6849
Ph: (08) 9222 4222

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Last updated: 29 October 2014
 
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