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Sport days, exams and school camps

Exams and tests

When living with diabetes, there are a few extra things to consider before exams and tests. You may need a bit more time to prepare for an exam on the day to make sure you have everything you need.  Being prepared is the key!

 

Before an exam, remind your teacher you may need to access your hypo kit drinks, blood glucose monitoring equipment and the bathrooms during the exam time. 

Sport days

When a person living with diabetes plays sport their BGLs may go up or down depending on the type of physical activity. This can happen whilst exercising, right after the physical activity or, in some cases, hours later. You may need to have additional carbohydrate foods before, during or after physical activity to maintain your blood glucose levels in your target range and avoid a hypo.

 

Although we know that physical activity can lower your glucose, sometimes physical activity can raise blood glucose levels. This can happen if you are playing really active sport or if you feel excited or stressed about the competition.

 

The best way to know what level your blood glucose level is, is to check your BGLs regularly e.g. before, during and after physical activity.

 

 

Your Diabetes management plan for school provides details on special precautions for sports and physical activity.

 

Always check your BGLs before and after physical activity.  Use this tool to find the right BGL range for physical activity

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Camps

School camps are fun! Preparation is the key. Look at our camp checklist!

 

Your parents will talk to your school so that you can participate in the camp program and have the support that you may need on camp.

 

Download the camp checklist

 

 

Your friends, teachers and family may ask questions about diabetes when you are at home or at aschool. Being able to talk about your diabetes can be really useful.  

 

How do I tell people about my diabetes?