Elizabeth A. Davis

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between a child's weight and a broad range of family and maternal factors. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Cross-sectional data from a population-based prospective study, collected between January 2004 and December 2005, for 329 children aged 6-13 years (192 healthy weight, 97 overweight and 40 obese) and their(More)
OBJECTIVE The advent of sensor-augmented pump therapy with a low-glucose suspend (LGS) function (Medtronic Paradigm Veo System), allowing insulin to be automatically suspended for up to 2 h when sensor glucose falls below a preset threshold, has the potential to reduce the duration of hypoglycemia. In this article, we analyzed blood glucose profiles(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the separate and combined effects of high-protein (HP) and high-fat (HF) meals, with the same carbohydrate content, on postprandial glycemia in children using intensive insulin therapy (IIT). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty-three subjects aged 8-17 years were given 4 test breakfasts with the same carbohydrate amount but varying(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) with preset alarms at specific glucose levels would prove a useful tool to achieve avoidance of hypoglycemia and improve the counterregulatory response to hypoglycemia in adolescents with type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemia unawareness. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Adolescents with(More)
OBJECTIVES To document diagnosis rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents in Western Australia over the past 12 years, the clinical characteristics of these patients and any comorbidities. DESIGN Review of a prospectively recorded diabetes database. SETTING Tertiary paediatric referral centre (the only such centre in WA). PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and clinical associations of impaired awareness of hypoglycemia in a population-based sample of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A validated questionnaire was administered to 656 patients with type 1 diabetes over a 6-month period to determine hypoglycemia awareness status.(More)
Efforts to improve operating room efficiency may threaten clinician training. Therefore, we designed a prospective, observational study to determine the actual time spent teaching anesthesiology residents during the interval from patient-on-table to skin incision and to determine whether anesthesia teaching in the peri-induction period increases the time to(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the accuracy of point-of-care (POC) measurements of capillary blood glucose and glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA(1c)) levels in a remote Aboriginal community with high diabetes prevalence. DESIGN Cross-sectional study comparing POC capillary glucose and HbA(1c) results with those from corresponding venous samples measured in a reference(More)