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Diabetes at school

Diabetes WA recognises how important principals and school staff are in supporting children with diabetes in schools.

As such we have developed a range of resources and training programs for early years, primary school and secondary school settings to support families and school staff.

Diabetes action and management plans

Diabetes WA and Perth Children’s Hospital Diabetes Service have developed a suite of diabetes action and management plans for use in all educational settings. These have been endorsed by the Department of Education Western Australia. View the action and management plans.

Upskilling school staff and teachers

Our two training programs are designed to assist teachers and school staff to manage the needs of students living with type 1 diabetes. Gain the know-how, skills and confidence required if you have a student with type 1 diabetes in your class!

Our training is the only in Western Australia endorsed by Perth’s Children Hospital (PCH) and the Department of Education.

Choose from the options below.

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Diabetes in Schools training

Diabetes in Schools is a training program designed to increase levels of understanding and knowledge of diabetes management among school employees. It covers the following:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Types of diabetes
  • Low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia) and signs, symptoms and management
  • High blood glucose (hyperglycaemia) and signs, symptoms and management
  • Impact of type 1 diabetes on the student and their families each day
  • Use of school management and action plans
  • Management of type 1 diabetes, with reference to insulin pens, pumps and Continous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
  • Use of language to create a supportive environment for the student

In some instances it may be appropriate to provide this training to staff at day care centres.

Time required

This is a one hour training session.

Cost

This training program costs $250 plus GST,  payable upon booking, and has been subsidised by the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS).

Assistance with funding training may be available to education providers. Diabetes WA has a limited number of fully subsidised training sessions that can be offered to schools and child care centres each calendar year. To apply, please email training@diabeteswa.com.au

Bookings

For queries regarding this course please email our training team or call 1300 001 880.

To arrange a session, please download the booking form below; complete it and email it to training@diabeteswa.com.au, and our training team will get back to you to confirm your session.

School camp training

An extended version of the diabetes in schools training, the school camp training covers care of a student living with type 1 diabetes at an overnight camp. This training utilises the new checklist and management plans for families and individual teachers, education assistants, school nurses and outdoor education staff to use in preparation for school camps.

The school camp training can be delivered at your school. Alternatively, sessions are run at our Subiaco office throughout the year and individual staff can attend these sessions.

Time required

This is a two hour training session.

Cost

The cost for an in school session is $250 plus GST, payable upon booking, and has been subsidised by the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS).

For session delivered at the Subiaco office, the training costs $50 inclusive of GST, payable upon booking, per attendee.

Bookings

For queries regarding this course please email our training team or call 1300 001 880.

To arrange a session, please download the booking form below; complete it and email it to training@diabeteswa.com.au, and our training team will get back to you to confirm your session.

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