The specific issues related to type 1 diabetes and its management are usually dealt with by a specialist multidisciplinary team, including an Endocrinologist, Diabetes Educator, Diabetes Dietitian and Social Worker or Psychologist. This role may vary according to the geographical location, with rural general practitioners and/or paediatricians sometimes having greater involvement with diabetes issues.
The Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG) have developed Clinical Practice Guidelines (2014) to assist health care professionals in the management of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. These guidelines are designed to provide information to assist decision making and are based on the best evidence available at the time of compilation.
The International Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) have developed Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines (2014) compiled by international experts in paediatric diabetes management.