Schools offered free diabetes resources

In a bid to better support children with diabetes, schools are being asked to download free information guides.

The Diabetes – What Schools Need to Know and the Parents Passport for Schools booklets are aimed at increasing standards of care for pupils with the condition in schools.

They have been published by the InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT).

In the UK there are about 20,000 children with Type 1 diabetes under the age of 15. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body stops producing insulin and is diagnosed as an acute condition requiring a lifetime of treatment with insulin.

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children under-10 and managing the condition requires regular insulin doses either from injections or via a pump.

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