There’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the same trips away as the rest of your class. There's no need to feel left out just because of your diabetes, even if it’s a trip that lasts a few days or is to a different country.
But your Mum or Dad need to know what you’re going to be doing and what sort of food you’ll be eating and when. They’ll talk to who’s taking you on the trip beforehand to check they know enough about your diabetes.
And if there’s extra things they need to know or do, your Mum or Dad and your nurse will make sure they know exactly what they’re doing. They canview and download our school trip toolsto help your school get everything in place.
Have you been on a great school trip or have an adventure to share?
Send your story and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you could be featured on your own postcard, like Ross's school trip below!
Ross went on an Outdoor Education week to Thurston Outdoor on Lake Coniston, in the Lake District.
Ross was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2008, aged 8, and was in his final year of primary school when he went on the school trip. The school staff were fantastic! Ross said he thoroughly enjoyed his time and loves to live life to the full. Ross said, 'I rule diabetes, it doesn't rule me.'
"I am 11 and have Type 1 diabetes. I went for a week to North Wales in Year 6 and my Mum and Dad had plenty of meetings with my teachers beforehand to ensure that they knew what to do whilst i was away from home, especially around trips, meal times and at bedtime. I had a great time and did not miss out on any of the activities." – Matthew