Type 1 diabetes shouldn’t stop you from participating fully in school

Of course, there are aspects of school life that can affect your diabetes, such as sports, break times, school camps and exams. But these can be managed, as long as you make sure that your school knows about your type 1 diabetes, so they can help you manage it and you can get the best out of your time at school.

It is important to tell your teacher(s) that you have type 1 diabetes.  You will need to check your blood glucose levels regularly. This is essential before eating, taking insulin and exercise to help keep your glucose levels in range. That’s why your teacher needs to know that you are doing this for your health, not because you are not listening, hungry or to annoy them. They will also need to know what to look out for if you have a hypo.