Managing diabetes

Managing diabetes

Children with diabetes and school

If you are a teacher, or work at a school, there will most likely be one or more students at the school who have type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is also on the rise among school students, though it is still rare to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at this young age.


It is critical that school staff receive the necessary education and assistance to be able to support students with diabetes and keep them safe at school. 


Diabetes Basics

The Diabetes Basics website is for schools, teachers, parents and kids living with diabetes. Based on the Guidelines for Queensland Schools, the website provides useful information and resources for managing diabetes in the classroom, during sport days and at school camp. 


Resources include videos, fact sheets, guidelines and school plans. There is also information just for kids. 


Diabetes Basics website 


Diabetes in Schools Program
Diabetes in Schools program encourages families, schools and health professionals to work together to support students to manage their type 1 diabetes at school so they have the chance to learn, achieve and be the best they can be.



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