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.
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
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.