‘Complex’ issue of type 1 diabetes to be addressed in Australian schools – NEWS.com.au

February 16th, 2020 7:44 pm

Diabetes Australia Program Manager Renza Scibila has spoken with Sky News about the "complex" condition and a new program which is aimed at raising awareness and training for students with the disease. The 'Diabetes in Schools program' aims to develop a deliver a nationally consistent training program for both school-staff and teachers, to be able to safely administer and manage students who are impacted by the disease. Currently 25 percent of parents with children with type 1 diabetes are having to visit schools to administer insulin to their children. "There hasn't been a collaborative approach and we have that now with our new 'Diabetes in Schools Program'," Ms Scibila said. "Type 1 diabetes is a really complex condition so parents don't just send their kids off at the beginning of the day and then not think about it again."[For] children with diabetes, their management happens at home and then throughout the school day and then at the end of the day and overnight as well."

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