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Primary schools not able to support children with lunch time injections.

A recent Diabetes UK survey of primary schools in England found that where children are not able to inject insulin themselves, parents in 70 per cent of primary schools in England are having to provide this support daily.

As a result the Health Information team at Diabetes UK recruited 10 parents across England, that are currently going to their child’s primary school at lunch time Monday to Friday. 10 semi-structured interviews were held in May 2008 to find out more about the parents experience. The information that has been collected from these interviews are all currently being transcribed by the Health Information team.

The Information collected from these interviews will help to:

  • shape press and campaigning activities for the schools campaign taking place in November 2008
  • ensure schools have policies in place to support good management of diabetes, as well as, access to school life for children with diabetes
  • implement a diabetes medical policy for all schools

 Diabetes UK will keep you informed on progress of this research.

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