Welcome to Diabetes in Schools
The Diabetes in Schools program provides free, online training for teachers and school staff to better understand how they can support students with type 1 diabetes while at school.
Principals, teachers and school staff can access information and support through online video-based modules and hands-on training to help students with type 1 diabetes thrive at school.
School staff can register with the program in two easy steps:
- Create a Diabetes in Schools account
- Access the training modules.
1. Introductory Training
Level 1 training is designed for all school staff and provides basic information about students living with type 1 diabetes. The training includes 3 x 5 minute online modules:
- Module 1: Diabetes 101
provides a basic overview of what is type 1 diabetes and how it is managed
- Module 2: Low and Highs (First Aid)
explains the signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia (lows and highs) and how to respond in an emergency
- Module 3: Roles and Responsibilities
explains the roles and responsibilities of school staff in supporting and managing students with type 1 diabetes.
2. Intermediate Training
Level 2 training is designed for staff who do supervise or teach a student with type 1 diabetes. The online training includes nine modules each consisting of an educational and interactive video, downloadable resources, plus learning questions and activities:
- Module 1: Supporting a student with type 1 diabetes
describes how diabetes management will differ for each student with type 1 diabetes
- Module 2: Food and diabetes
explains the role of carbohydrate food and its impact on a student living with diabetes, and what schools can do to help a student with their food requirements.
- Module 3: Monitoring glucose levels
monitoring glucose is an essential tool in managing type 1 diabetes
- Module 4: Insulin
understanding the different modes of delivery and making reasonable adjustments to a student’s routine
- Module 5: Low glucose levels
understanding the impact of a low and how actions plans help to treat a hypoglycaemia glucose level
- Module 6: High glucose levels
understanding the impact of a high and how actions plans help to treat a hyperglycaemia glucose level
- Module 7: Being active
how physical activity impacts a student’s glucose levels and making reasonable adjustments to support students participating in physical activity
- Module 8: Planning for camp
understanding the importance of pre-camp planning and implementing a detailed camp plan
- Module 9: Planning for change and communication
identifying when changes in communication or support are required and awareness of the importance of communication strategies between all stakeholders
3. Individualised Skills Training
Level 3 training is a practical training program for designated school staff that focuses on the individual student’s diabetes management. This training is hands‑on and delivered face‑to‑face by a healthcare professional.