Thank you for your question to the forum.
We always advise schools and child care centres that they
require 3 main things when they have a child with diabetes coming into their
1. A meeting with the parents/carer’s to
discuss/clarify/outline the child’s needs, prior to the child commencing
2. A management plan that comes from the child’s diabetes
team (the simpler the better, explaining medication times/insulin doses/BGL
testing times, how to treat a low BGL, how to treat a high BGL and what to do
in an emergency)
3. Training/education for ALL staff on diabetes care whilst
at school or preschool (this can be done by parents if able, the child’s
diabetes educator or The Australian Diabetes Council has a free service to do
this, in addition to a webcast of a school visit available our website).
We also have a school pack which includes useful resources, available from our customer careline on 1300 342 238. Please feel free to call us.