This is the first report of Type 1 diabetes care and glycaemic outcomes in Laos between 2016 to 2021. In 2016 to 2021, mean HbA1c was 9.0% (75 mmol/mol) overall. There is a great need for more global efforts to improve T1D care outcomes in Laos and other LMICs in SEA. Close partnership between NGOs and governments has enormous potential in developing sustainable and locally owned solutions for improving diabetes care in CYP with T1D in these LMIC.
The publication has been developed by A4D and Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, Lao. Data from 2016 to 2021 were reviewed including gender, age and presentation at diagnosis, HbA1c and hospital admissions.
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 20)