This page is filled with lots of useful resources to help support and inform best diabetes care in school, for schools and parents.
Type 1 diabetes at school: School Pack
It's here to make sure your school provides the best care possible for children with Type 1 diabetes.
- Download your free school pack (PDF, 1MB)
- Download your free school pack in Welsh (PDF, 2MB)
Type 1 diabetes at school: Parent Pack
It's here to make sure your child gets the care they need at school so that their diabetes doesn't affect their learning.
- Order your free parent pack here
- Download your free parent pack here (PDF, 1MB)
- Download your free parent pack in Welsh (PDF, 2MB)
Residential school trips and exam tools
In May 2016 we released two digital interactive tools; one for residential school trips and one for exams. We are now calling on schools and families to put these into use and to tell us what they think.
Sample Medical Conditions Policy
Statory Guidance: England – legal duties on schools
Children and Families Act 2014
The statutory guidance, Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions, is available to read on the Government website, Gov.uk.
Good Diabetes Care in School Award flyer
- English (PDF, 261KB)
- Welsh (PDF, 275KB)
Designed for a child to carry with them at school, the diabetes card (or ‘hypo card’) states that the child has diabetes and what to do if they have a low blood glucose level (hypoglycaemia). Great for children and young people to carry around when they’re at school - particularly high schools where children interact with lots of different teachers.
Type 1 diabetes at school log book
Free downloadable presentations
Make the grade campaign presents a selection of free downloadable presentations for three audiences, allowing school staff, health care professionals or volunteers to provide up-to-date information to students or staff.
Make sure diabetes care in schools makes the grade!
Student films about diabetes in school
Created by 11–17-year-olds as part of the 2015 Diabetes in School Short Film Competition, these three-minute films show what life with Type 1 diabetes is really like for children and young people, and what care parents and teachers should expect at school.