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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.
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. Visit www.diabetesinschools.com.au to learn more.
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 management and action plans
The Perth Children’s Hospital Diabetes Service and the Department of Education Western Australia endorse the use of the diabetes management and action plans listed below for implementation in all early years, primary and secondary school settings.
These schools plans are based on current evidence based, best practice for young people with type 1 diabetes in Western Australia. They can be filled in via the interactive pdf and printed (filling in name and other details, ticking relevant boxes where indicated by the parent/carer and young person in consultation with their diabetes treating team).
All plans will need to be signed by the clinical treating team before being submitted to the school. You can download and complete the interactive pdf and bring a printed copy to your next clinic appointment.
The action plan on the first page can be copied and displayed around the school or early learning centre to provide a fast reference for managing a child’s blood glucose levels if too high or too low.
Please right click and choose “Save link as” before editing these PDF documents. Completing the form in the browser will not save the information you enter. It is recommended that you download Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit and save these documents. Any rescanned or handwritten documents will not be accepted.
Once you have completed the document, please send them to
Primary and secondary school settings
For children and young people in primary and secondary school settings please use the relevant plans below.
This applies to children and young people in kindergarten up to year 12.
School camps for students with type 1 diabetes
Below is a checklist and management plan for families and school staff to use to guide them in preparation for any school camps that involve an overnight stay.
Early learning and childcare settings
For children in early learning care and education settings please use the relevant plans below. This applies to childcare and family day care where the child is under five-years-old. Print off the relevant action and management plan.
If you have any questions or concerns on how to use these plans, please email email@example.com
Perth Children’s Hospital have developed resources for patients and families. They include condition, medication and therapy information as well as tools and testing procedures related to diabetes in children.