Five East of England schools have won an award for providing great care to children and young people with type 1 diabetes.
The schools were chosen for the Diabetes UK ‘Good Diabetes Care in School Award 2020’ because of the support they provide to students with the condition, the help offered to manage their diabetes safely, and the care they take to include them in all school activities.
The recognition scheme aims to raise awareness of the vital role good diabetes care in school plays in keeping students with type 1 diabetes safe, supporting them to achieve full academic potential and promoting their personal development. This year has been especially important in ensuring school children with type 1 diabetes are safe and still receive an education.
Peter Shorrick, Midlands and East Regional Head at Diabetes UK, said:
“We are delighted to award these schools our Good Care in School Award, and congratulate the teams for doing a fantastic job of supporting students with type 1 diabetes throughout 2020.
“We urge all schools across the region to follow their shining example so that children and young people stay healthy and get the best from their education.”
For more information on the Good Diabetes Care in School Award and a full list of winning schools please visit www.diabetes.org.uk/care-award