National Network

DKA prevention at diagnosis

This workstream aims to identify and share best practice and resources in preventing DKA at diagnosis of diabetes in children and young people.  This is a subgroup of the working group delivering Aim 1 of the NYCPDN delivery plan 2020-2025.

The group has worked with Diabetes UK to highlight the increased incidence in DKA at diagnosis since the Covid pandemic. Diabetes UK has been undertaking promotion of diabetes recognition in areas such as schools and GP practices via it’s 4 T’s campaign.

The working group is encouraging regional networks to have a worksteam around DKA prevention at diagnosis, and to ensure a system is in place for understanding DKA rates within their regions.

The group is currently developing educational resources to support education in primary care around early diabetes recognition and management.