If your child has Type 1 diabetes, we know there’s a lot to think about, especially if your child has recently started school, changed schools or has different teachers.
Or maybe you’re a teacher or school caring for children and young people living with Type 1 diabetes and you need guidance on the best care to put in place. That’s why we’re here to help.
This section is packed full of information and support to help make sure all children with Type 1 diabetes get the support and care they deserve at school so that they have the same opportunities at school as other children. We also have free resources with information about planning school trips and exams.
Make the grade campaign
Every child with diabetes deserves to have the same opportunities as their friends. And you should be confident they're looked after properly in school. Our work and your efforts have really helped improve the care and equal opportunities to children with diabetes in many schools across the country since 2015.
Residential school trips and exam tools – now available in print and digital
If you're a parent or school planning exams and/or school residential trips for children with Type 1 diabetes, look no further. These practical tools now available in print and digital will help you make sense of the planning process so that you can get on with successful school trips and exams.
We’ve got a range of presentations ready to go if you think the school, or your child’s classmates, could learn a bit more about diabetes.
What's for lunch?
It doesn’t have to be ham sandwiches every day. If you want to mix it up, we’ve got some easy, healthy packed lunch ideas to help.
Support our work with the Health Conditions in School Alliance
Diabetes UK chairs the Health Conditions in Schools Alliance and together we have already changed the law to get better care in England. We’re now asking the government to do more so that schools know what their duty is and that they're doing it.
To find out how you can support the Alliance, go to:
From online tools for school trips and exams to a downloadable sample medical conditions policy and healthcare plans - we have lots of resources available to support you and your school.
From Our ‘Type 1 diabetes at school’ packs, to online tools for school trips and exams and policies and health plans – we have everything you need to support students with diabetes at school.
Support for children and young people
If you’ve got a younger child, have they seen our My Life website? There are some great stories, fun games and simple information they can read.
Or, if your child is now a teen, check out the films in schools that were made by 11–17-year-olds. There’s a brilliant range of inspiring and entertaining videos to watch all about school life.