Diabetes at school For students with type 1 diabetes, daily diabetes management strategies include taking insulin, blood glucose monitoring and counting carbohydrates. It is critical that school staff receive the necessary education and assistance to be able to keep students with diabetes safe at school and support full participation in everything school has to offer. Resources for parents and teachers Information for kids living with diabetes What is diabetes? What is blood glucose monitoring? We have information and videos specifically created for kids. Info for kids living with diabetes. You may also find it helpful to review our information for carers. Diabetes in Schools program www.diabetesinschools.com.au Diabetes in Schools is an information and training program designed for families and schools to help them to better support students with type 1 diabetes at school. The program provides access to a range of tools, resources, information and support to help parents and schools better understand how to support students with type 1 diabetes while at school. Practical Diabetes for Childcare Workers Practical Diabetes for Childcare Workers is an online course for early childhood teachers and support staff who are responsible for caring for a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The course explains what diabetes is, how it is managed and how to support and supervise young children (aged 0 to 6) in a childcare setting. Multicultural resources You can find translated paediatric diabetes resources, including fact sheets and videos, on the as1diabetes website. Diabetes action and management plans for students with diabetes Each school year a child needs an updated diabetes management plan to outline what diabetes tasks your child needs to do at school and whether they need assistance or supervision. Diabetes action plans and diabetes management plans allow schools to offer the best support to students living with diabetes. Having up-to-date school plans in place helps ensure school staff are following recommendations from the student’s health team and allows students to feel safe and supported in the school setting. Plans are signed off by the parents/carers, the appropriately qualified health professional, and the school representative principal or principal’s proxy. Find out more about roles and responsibilities of parents, carers, school staff and health professionals that support students to manage their diabetes in the school environment. Information in your state or territory Queensland Guidelines For comprehensive information about diabetes in the school environment, refer to Students with diabetes – Guidelines for Queensland schools. Please note that information regarding blood glucose monitoring is in line with the ISPAD guidelines and should only be altered by an appropriately qualified health professional. School plans contain essential information relevant to each student’s needs. They do not provide general education information about diabetes. Education and training is available to help school staff to understand and use these plans in a school setting. The Queensland school action and management plans are informed by essential stakeholder engagement and updated annually to incorporate best-practice updates and new technology. Type 1 diabetes plans Multiple Daily Injections Plan BGL 2023 Multiple Daily Injections with CGM FGM Plan 2023 Insulin Pump – CGM FGM Plan 2023 Insulin Pump – BGL Plan 2023 Insulin Pump – Hybrid Closed Loop Plan 2023 Twice Daily Injections Plan 2023 Twice Daily Injections with CGM FGM Plan 2023 Type 2 diabetes plans Type 2 Plan 2023 We would like to acknowledge that the Queensland school plans have been developed in conjunction with Diabetes Victoria, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, and Monash Children’s Hospital, Metro North Community & Oral Health Diabetes Service, The Queensland Children’s Hospital and The State School Registered Nursing Service. NSW & ACT The as1diabetes website offers a range of practical tips, hints and resources, including action and management plans, to help parents and their kids better understand and manage their diabetes. Tasmania Diabetes action plans 2023 – school setting Diabetes Action Plan – Twice Daily Injections Diabetes Action Plan – Insulin Pump Diabetes Action Plan – Multiple Daily Injections Diabetes action plans 2023 – early childhood setting Diabetes Action Plan – Twice Daily Injections Diabetes Action Plan – Insulin Pump Diabetes Action Plan – Multiple Daily Injections Appendix for Hybrid Closed Loop Insulin Pump – to be used in conjunction with the student’s Diabetes Action and Management Plan Appendix for Control IQ (CIQ) – to be used in conjunction with the student’s Diabetes Action and Management Plan Appendix for Basal IQ (BIQ) – to be used in conjunction with the student’s Diabetes Action and Management Plan We would like to acknowledge that the Tasmanian school plans have been developed in conjunction with Diabetes Victoria, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, and Monash Children’s Hospital. Victoria Diabetes Victoria have an informative webpage on school diabetes management plans titled Relieving Back to School Anxieties Better Health Victoria provides information for parents and carers of Children with diabetes at school.