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Steroids should never be missed. Any stress situation such as illness or surgery will need additional steroids. Details Name: Date of birth: NHS number: Address: Diagnosis: Next of kin contact details: GP contact details: Paediatric lead consultant and hospital: Paediatric endocrine team contact...

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This resource is for giving an emergency injection of hydrocortisone for adrenal deficiency (adrenal crisis). All images used with curtsey of Great Ormand Street Hospital. In emergencies, phone 999 and ask for a paramedic ambulance. Tell the paramedics that your child has adrenal insufficiency and...

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What are the adrenal glands? The adrenal glands are next to the kidneys. They produce important hormones (chemical messages) to control how the body works. One of these hormones is called cortisol. Cortisol is the body’s natural steroid and helps: to control blood sugar levels the body deal with...

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What is GlucaGen® (Glucagon)? GlucaGen® is a synthetic version of Glucagon a natural hormone which makes your liver release its glucose stores and so raises the blood glucose (BG). It has an opposite effect to insulin. GlucaGen is kept in the fridge and the date needs to be checked regularly. Get...

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What is a clinical psychologist? Clinical psychologists help children, young people, and their families in hard times. We are here to help you to make changes for the better and listen to your concerns. We are not medical doctors and so do not prescribe medicines or do any physical examinations. We...

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What is continuous glucose monitoring? This is a system where the amount of sugar in somebody’s blood is measured automatically. The monitor checks blood sugar every few minutes and stores the data. This means that the person using it can carry on doing what they would usually do during the...

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