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Type 1 diabetes: Make the grade update

New activities for 2015

Three presentations for schools

These presentations are designed specifically to help school staff, healthcare professionals or volunteers to provide up-to-date information on diabetes to students or staff. View ourschools presentations.

School trips postcards

We’ve introduced a new section on our webpage devoted to stories from children and young people with Type 1 diabetes who have had successful school trips. See ourschool trips postcardsto read these uplifting and inspirational stories.

Diabetes in School Short Film Competition

On 1 June 2015 we’ll be asking students aged 11 to 17 to send in their inspirational stories about Type 1 diabetes and school through 3 minute videos. Watch out for our teaser which we’ll be releasing soon, or go to theDiabetes in School Short Film Competitionpage for regular updates.

Good Diabetes Care at School Award

This award will be launched in September 2015 to showcase and show recognition to schools across the UK that have taken the right steps to make the grade in caring for children with Type 1 diabetes. These awards will demonstrate that good diabetes care in schools is achievable. We’ll be asking parents to nominate their schools.

Make the grade “Thank You” gifts

Parents or children can now buy a "Thank you" gift for a teacher who has helped them to manage their diabetes. These will soon be available from theDiabetes UK Online Shop.

2014 activities

2014 was an exciting year for ourType 1 diabetes: Make the grade campaign, which aims to make sure all children with Type 1 diabetes get the care they deserve at school. Thanks to all the help we got from our supporters we were very excited to get the Government tochange the law in England, so now all schools in England must put the right policies in place to care for children with medical conditions such as diabetes. Our new diabetes care at schoolguides for schools and parentshave proven a success with 20,000 flying off our shelves in 2014.

In October 2014 Diabetes UK launched theCare in School Helplineto help ensure children with Type 1 diabetes get the support they need to make the most of their time at school. So far we have supported over 70 parents, providing them with rights-based information and support. Parents have told us that it’s great to speak with another parent who understands their situation and that the information provided has empowered them to improve their child’s experience at school.

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