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Improving paediatric diabetes care with the use of an integrated paediatric electronic diabetes information management system and routine uploading of blood glucose meters and insulin pumps in outpatient clinics
  1. Sze May Ng,
  2. Lynne Finnigan,
  3. Linda Connellan,
  4. Caitriona Kiernan,
  5. Shirley Coward
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, Ormskirk, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sze May Ng, Department of Paediatrics, University of Liverpool, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 2AZ, UK; ngszemay{at}

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Achieving optimal diabetes management in outpatient clinics remains a challenge for clinicians dealing with complex issues while having limited time to spend with patients and families. Information technology and digital strategies can provide a high-quality service for children, young people and their families who require treatment, education and advice for the management of type 1 diabetes.1 ,2 Our audit found that the effective use of technology and digital strategies improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction in this population.

Within a dual-site integrated care organisation, an integrated paediatric electronic diabetes information management system that was web-based (Twinkle.Net3) and routine uploading of glucose meters and pumps (DIASEND system4) in …

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  • Contributors SMN, LF, LC and SC conceived the idea. All authors wrote the draft of the manuscript and approved the final draft.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.