Care and Support of Children with Type 1 Diabetes at School: The Turkish Experience
Şükrü Hatun1, Özkan Avcı2, Nazan Yardım3, Zehra Aycan4, Feyza Darendeliler51Koç University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, İstanbul, Turkey & Koç University Faculty of Medicine, Coordinator of Diabetes Program, İstanbul, Turkey 2Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Education, General Directorate of Support Services, Ankara, Turkey 3Ministry of Health of Turkey, General Directorate of Public Health, Ankara, Turkey 4Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Ankara, Turkey 5İstanbul University, İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, İstanbul, Turkey
Diabetes care at school has recently appeared on the agenda of international diabetes organizations, the basic principles of which have been newly determined. The aim of this review was to summarize the activities and output of the Diabetes at School Program - a program that has been delivered in Turkey for the last 10 years - and to focus on different aspects of Diabetes Care at School through a national model. Recently, a detailed set of national regulations, including the basic principles proposed by the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes and the experience in Turkey, was prepared and has come into force. The future agenda includes giving priority to socio-economically disadvantaged regions, provision of an Individual Treatment Plan at School for each child with diabetes and ensuring that each school has an action plan for the care of children with diabetes. We believe that if all countries have programs and structured national regulations similar to the Diabetes at School Program, this will enable significant progress in the level of care delivered to children with diabetes.
Keywords: Type 1 diabetes, children, school, program
Şükrü Hatun, Özkan Avcı, Nazan Yardım, Zehra Aycan, Feyza Darendeliler. Care and Support of Children with Type 1 Diabetes at School: The Turkish Experience. J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2021; 13(4): 370-374 Manuscript Language: English