This course is for anyone who cares for children with diabetes, especially people who work in schools. It explains how to monitor, treat and care for children with diabetes in all aspects of their school life.
Children with diabetes must manage their condition every day. It’s vital for their short and long-term health.
Around 35,000 children and young people (Under the age of 19) have diabetes in the UK alone, with 96% of children having type 1 diabetes, 2% having type 2 diabetes and the other 2% having rare forms of diabetes or a diagnosis that is not yet defined.
Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat in the UK, since 1996 the amount of people being diagnosed with diabetes has doubled. It is therefore becoming essential for people that work in childcare and in schools to receive training on how to support children with diabetes and avoid the risks that come with it.
Our Children with Diabetes training course has been written for people who care for children with diabetes. It explains how diabetes works, and what needs to be done to keep a child with diabetes happy, healthy and safe at school.
It covers medication, how to control glucose levels, what to do in an emergency, and how to provide a child with emotional and practical support on a daily basis.
Diabetes for Schools & carers Training – Course Content
1. What is Diabetes?
In this section we look at the two types of diabetes and the symptoms to watch out for in a child. We also explain the long-term effects of poorly controlled diabetes.
2. Everyday Risks and Responsibilities
Here, we discuss the health risks for a child with diabetes. We explain how school staff can recognise when a child’s glucose levels are too low or too high, and how to help a child monitor and control their glucose levels. We also explain what to do in an emergency.
3. Medication for Diabetes
This section covers the different types of medication that are used to treat diabetes, including tablets, insulin injections and insulin pumps. It also covers the medical equipment a child uses, and a step by step guide on how to administer an insulin injection.
4. School Trips
In this section we highlight everything that needs to be considered before and during a school trip – including long-stay and overnight trips. This also includes storing medication and what to do if a child becomes unwell.
5. Education and Well-Being
Diabetes can have a negative impact on a child’s education and well-being if they are not supported. In this section, we cover learning, exams, and how you can help by offering emotional and practical support.
Duration: 40 Minutes
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