Shannon, 16, has just attended her school prom and been bridesmaid at her mum’s wedding. She has been coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since she was a baby. Here’s her story about her more recent stays at GOSH being treated for cystic fibrosis (CF) related diabetes.
Cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD) is different to other types of diabetes. CFRD is caused by the build up of thick secretions in the pancreas. These secretions damage the cells that produce a hormone called insulin.
New onset diabetes after transplant (NODAT) affects between three and 13 per cent of children and young people who have an organ transplant. The medicines needed to prevent the body rejecting the organ also affect insulin production and uptake.
An experienced and accomplished healthcare leader, with a passion for child health and well-being, has been appointed the Deputy Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.
The ketogenic diet (KD) is a therapeutic diet, which has been shown to improve seizure control in patients with drug resistant epilepsy, and is used in some patients with metabolic conditions for example, glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1) and pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (PDH).
Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) are the most frequent adverse event during care delivery and are a global problem for patient safety. The prevention and management of the risk of HCAIs is an essential part of maintaining patient safety and fundamental in any healthcare setting (World Health Organisation (WHO), 2011).
For virtually all cases (except in very exceptional circumstances) the local clinical team will be required to continue to hold care coordination responsibilities. Therefore, referrals are accepted from:
The Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), in partnership with adolescent and adult services at University College London Hospitals (UCLH), form the London Centre for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes.
This page fromGreat Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about helping your child with congenital heart disease to stay healthy and provides some information to help them flourish. Other sources where more detailed information can be found are also given.
Dr Khalid Hussain ia an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Reader in Paediatric Endocrinology at University College London (UCL) Institute of Child Health.