Resources, plans and tools

The Diabetes in Schools program provides a range of resources and tools to inform schools and school staff to help a student with type 1 diabetes to manage their condition while at school.

Diabetes Management and Action plans – a diabetes management plan is developed by the diabetes treating team, is used by the school to help develop and put in place other plans and processes, which aim to effectively manage the student’s diabetes during school hours. >> Read More

Diabetes policies and legislation – when supporting students with diabetes, an understanding of relevant legal and policy frameworks can help schools and school staff understand how meet their legal obligations >> Read More

Fact sheets, guiding documents and checklists – Additional resources, including checklists, guides and fact sheets are also available via the Diabetes in Schools program to help your staff navigate their way through new and challenging situations.

Training program for school staff – The Diabetes in Schools program provides training school staff about how to support a child with type 1 diabetes while they’re at school and joining in school activities, such as excursions and camps. >> Refer a School

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School training and support

Diabetes in Schools is an information and training program designed to support schools and school staff to help students to manage their type 1 diabetes while at school.

The program provides 3 levels of training for schools:

  • Level 1 Introductory training is designed for all school staff and provides basic information about supporting students with type 1 diabetes while at school. The training includes three short online modules. It’s recommended all staff undertake level 1 training.
  • Level 2 Intermediate training is designed for designated school staff who volunteer to be directly involved in supporting students with type 1 diabetes. Training is available via nine online modules (for all schools) or via group education workshops (in some states). Training covers type 1 diabetes and food, monitoring glucose levels, insulin, managing lows and highs, physical activity, school camps and planning for changes. Training is general and is not specific to the needs of individual students.
  • Level 3 Individualised Skills Training is designed for designated school staff and focuses on the individual student’s type 1 diabetes management. This practical face-to-face training is delivered in the school by a qualified healthcare professional (where possible this will be a member of the student’s diabetes treating team). This will be available in some states from March 2020 and will be prioritised for schools with students who are newly diagnosed or who are unable to self administer insulin.