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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.

Diabetes in Schools

The National Diabetes in Schools program provides nationally consistent information, training and support for schools and families to better support students with type 1 diabetes at school.

You can register your school and find more about the Diabetes Schools Program here https://www.diabetesinschools.com.au

The program offers three levels of free training for school staff:

  • Level 1: Introductory training is designed for all school staff and provides basic information about students living with type 1 diabetes. The training includes three short online modules
  • 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 and covers type 1 diabetes and food, monitoring glucose levels, insulin, managing lows and highs, physical activity, school camps and planning for changes.
  • Level 3: Individualised Skills Training for designated school staff that require training in an individual student’s type 1 diabetes management. This practical face-to-face training is delivered in the school by Perth Children’s Hospital.

Funded by the Australian Government and part of the National Diabetes Services Scheme, the National Diabetes in Schools program is administered in Western Australia by Diabetes WA. For more information, contact the State Diabetes in Schools Coordinator on 1300 001 880.

Diabetes WA continues to offer diabetes training to childcare providers to manage the needs of children living with type 1 diabetes, and for school staff supporting students with type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes Training for Childcare Providers

Diabetes WA provides training for childcare providers to increase levels of understanding and knowledge of type 1 diabetes management across various childcare settings. This training can be tailored to suit early learning centres, pre-kindy teachers, out of school care centres and other similar childcare providers. It covers the following topics:

  • 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 management and action plans
  • Management of type 1 diabetes, with reference to insulin pens, pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
  • Use of language to create a supportive environment for children
Time required

This is a one hour training session. If you are in a rural or remote location, we can also offer this training via video conference.

Bookings

For queries regarding this training 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.

Type 2 diabetes in schools training

Diabetes WA also delivers training for school staff supporting students with type 2 diabetes. This training is designed to increase levels of understanding and knowledge of diabetes management among school employees. The training covers the following topics;
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  • 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 2 diabetes on the student and their families each day
  • Use of school management and action plans (if required)
  • Management of type 2 diabetes, with reference to medication management, healthy eating and physical activity
  • Use of language to create a supportive environment for the student
Time required

This is a one hour training session. If you are in a rural or remote location, we can also offer this training via video conference.

Bookings

For queries regarding this training 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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