J Pediatr Res | Volume 4, Issue 2 | Research Article | Open Access

Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Children Outside of Insulin Therapy: Knowledge and Attitudes

Djibril Boiro1, Modou Gueye1, Papa Moctar Faye2, Amadou Sow1*, Babacar Niang2, Aminata Mbaye2, Dominique Larissa Antsue1, Aliou Abdoulaye Ndongo1, Aliou Thiongane2, Ndeye Maimouna Ndour Mbaye3 and Amadou Lane Fall2

1Department of Pediatrics, Abass Ndao Hospital Center, Senegal 2Department of Pediatrics, Albert Royer National Children's Hospital, Senegal 3Department of Internal Medicine, National Center for Diabetology Mark Sankale, Senegal

*Correspondance to: Amadou Sow 

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Introduction: Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is a chronic condition with serious repercussions on the quality of life of children and their families. Insulin therapy and therapeutic education help reduce complications. The aim of the work was to assess practitioners' knowledge of therapeutic education in order to propose recommendations for improving management. Methodology: This was a month long survey involving all providers working in reference centers for the management of diabetes. Results: We interviewed 92 healthcare professionals. This was 43.5% (40) DES in pediatrics; 46.7% (43) of students on clinical placements and 6.5% (6) of pediatricians. Among them 64.1% (59) had not received training in diabetology. They recommended a restrictive diet in 35.9% (33) of the cases, including 2.2% (2) of pediatricians; 2.2% (2) diabetic educators and 16.3% (15) of trainees. According to 7.6% of providers, the main targets for therapeutic education were single parents. Among the providers, 23% thought it unnecessary to adapt the treatment according to sports or recreational activities. Sports were banned according to 9% of providers and for 10% the presence of a psychologist is useless in care. Conclusion: Improving the quality of treatment for T1D requires initial and continuous training of health professionals and the implementation


Diabetes; Children; Therapeutic education; Providers


Boiro D, Gueye M, Moctar Faye P, Sow A, Niang B, Mbaye A, et al. Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Children Outside of Insulin Therapy: Knowledge and Attitudes. Ann Pediatr Res. 2020;4(2):1034..

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