Many children with diabetes face discrimination in the school environment, it affects their self-esteem, productivity and management of their disease. Children who are not able to manage their condition safely and securely at school may be at greater risk of complications from diabetes.
The Kids and Diabetes in School Project (KiDS) aims to foster a safe and supportive environment that creates a better understanding of diabetes and supports children with the condition. It also provides information about type 2 diabetes and how it can be prevented by making effective lifestyle choices.
The KiDS diabetes information pack is designed for the following groups:
Teachers (grades 1-9)
School nurses and school staff
School students (aged 6-14 years)
Policy makers and Government officials
The pack is divided in two sections: the first section is focused on type 1 diabetes and the needs of children in school, offering both guidelines for the management of children with diabetes and a sample diabetes management plan; the second section is focused on guidelines for a healthy lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes.