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8 Ways to Support Children with Type 1 Diabetes in School

Type 1 diabetes can be daunting, but the following tips will help schools support children with the condition more confidently. Educate Yourself About Type 1 Diabetes If a person has Type 1 diabetes, their body doesn't produce the hormone insulin. Children with the condition must either inject insulin several times a day or wear an insulin pump, check their blood glucose regularly and plan carefully around meals and physical activity. School staff can prepare for supervising a child with Type 1 with the aid of some supporting resources available via Diabetes in schools - information for teachers & staff. Listen to the Child and Their Family Since every child's experience with Type 1 is different, it's important to ask the child and their family what managing their diabetes involves day to day, making careful note of what they say – even if you've looked after other children with the condition before. Be Aware of Early Type 1 Diabetes Signs As a member of school…

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