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Little Hulton school wins good diabetes care award

A primary school in Little Hulton has won an award for providing great care to children and young people with type 1 diabetes.

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A primary school in Little Hulton has won an award for providing great care to children and young people with type 1 diabetes.

St Edmund’s RC Primary School has been chosen for the Diabetes UK ‘Good Diabetes Care in School Award’ because of the support it provides to students with the condition, the help it offers to manage their diabetes safely, and the care it takes 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 safe, supporting them to achieve full academic potential and promoting their personal development.

Head teacher, Claire Harrison said:

“We are delighted to receive this award − it’s not only recognition of how seriously we take type 1 diabetes in our school, but also of our commitment to ensure all children and young people have access to the same opportunities, no matter if they have a long-term health condition or not.

“We work very closely with the parents, school staff and the students themselves to make sure that the right care is in place so that they can participate in all activities and reach their full academic potential.”

Clare Howarth, Head of the North of England at Diabetes UK, said:

“Congratulations to St Edmund’s for doing a fantastic job of supporting students with type 1 diabetes. We urge all schools in Greater Manchester to follow their example so that children and young people stay healthy and get the best from their education.

"Every child and young person with diabetes deserves to have the same opportunities as their friends. And their parents should be confident they're looked after properly in school.”

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