A4D Publications : Improving Type 1 diabetes care in Southeast Asia through government partnership working with Action4Diabetes

Published in November 2021 in Endocrine Abstracts and in ISPAD 2021 Abstract Book in October 2021

This is the first reported paper on T1D diabetes management practices within the healthcare systems and glycaemic outcomes in SEA countries. Variations in multidisciplinary team support are shown and high DKA rates at diagnosis are reported in all the SEA countries. The average glycaemic index in the five SEA countries reviewed between 2020 to 2021 were 83mmol/mol (9.7%). Health systems in LMICs lack universality and in SEA countries where healthcare coverage for diabetes such as access to insulin and blood glucose monitoring kits either does not exist or is limited.

It has been presented at the International Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes ISPAD 2021 (oral presentation) and at the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Conference 2021.

You can access the publication in Endocrine Abstracts or download the ISPAD 2021 Abstract Book Pediatric Diabetes (publication on page 132)