All kids deserve a chance to dream big, and kids with type 1 diabetes shouldn’t be any different. The 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.
Managing type 1 diabetes is a 24/7 job. It impacts everything a child does from what they eat, to the sport they play, to sleep overs and even play time. It can place families under significant stress as they do everything they can to keep their child safe and healthy – especially when they go to school. It can also be challenging for principals, teachers and school staff to know how they can best support a student with type 1 diabetes and their family.
This is why the new Diabetes in Schools program, funded by the Australian Government through the National Diabetes Service Scheme, has been established to give families and schools the education and support they need to help kids with type 1 diabetes thrive at school.
Finf out more about the program here.