Based on the co-designed methodology used in the diagnostic phase of the project, the following solutions were developed and will be implemented with the support of a wide range of collaborators by 31st October, 2020 ready for world diabetes day on Saturday 14th November 2020.
- Content added in the Child and Youth Health Nurses Clinical Practice Manual to support the recognition of the signs of high blood glucose in children.
- iLearn for QH staff and online CPD available for primary care nurses via Nursing CPD Institute.
- Content on the 4Ts signs of high blood glucose for parents in the Child Health Information booklets in the Personal Health Record
- Development of a new RACGP clinical guideline for the recognition of hyperglycaemia in children under 16. When finalised by the RACGP a webinar will be produced and recorded. Dissemination will be made possible through our collaboration with Primary Health Networks throughout Queensland.
- Red flags for hyperglycaemia will be added in HealthPathways used in General Practice for common childhood conditions. A statewide update to HealthPathways will be made possible through a collaboration with the statewide HealthPathways network and Primary Health Networks.
Public awareness campaign:
Townsville Hospital Public Affairs department will oversee the campaign launch with the campaign resources they developed. Resources include a consumer video, A4 poster, magazine feature, factsheet and consumer story. Resource messaging was informed from a parent survey made possible by a collaboration with Playgroup Queensland. This survey found that parents do not know to be concerned to seek medical care for two of the important signs of high blood glucose: thirst and going to the toilet frequently or return to bed wetting. Recognising the signs of high blood glucose can prevent DKA. This finding was used in the campaign message identifier: Diabetes, don't know, Ask.
Campaign resources will be distributed through our collaborations with key community organisations to reach our target audience of parents, grandparents and carers of well children. Key community organisations include Playgroup Queensland, Lions Club, Queensland Country Women's Association, Childcare Alliance Queensland, Education Queensland, School Nurses, Independent Schools Queensland, Catholic Education Queensland, Primary Health Networks, 13Health, QNMU,Child and Youth Community Health.
Resources will be distributed in the lead up to World Diabetes Day on 14th November.