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FREE Diabetes Booklets for Parents and Schools

Discussion in 'Parents' started by iddt01, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. iddt01

    iddt01 · Member

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    Diabetes booklet for schools published

    A free booklet for schools containing essential information about diabetes has been published by a charity.

    The InDependent Diabetes Trust has released the 16-page information document as part of a campaign to drive up standards of care for pupils with diabetes in light of recent legislation.

    The publication, Diabetes – What Schools Need To Know, compliments the Parents Passport for Schools, which was also launched by the charity last year to help schools improve diabetes care.

    The new booklet is a resource for teachers and school staff, providing them with general information about diabetes and tips about managing the condition in the school environment.

    It covers key facts, including the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as sections on using insulin, diet and carbohydrates, exercise and blood glucose testing. Information on hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, stress and communication are also included.

    Martin Hirst, chief executive of the charity, said: “We have been asked to develop a resource for teachers and school staff, to give them information in general about diabetes and some tips about managing the condition in the school environment.
    “This booklet looks at not just the practical side of managing diabetes but also the emotional effect it can have on everyone involved, with the aim of minimising the impact that living with the condition can have.
    “We hope this booklet, alongside the passport, will prove to be valuable tools for teachers with a child with diabetes in their charge, school nurses and specialist educational needs (SEN) co-ordinators.

    In response, the Parents Passport for Schools was launched in May 2015 and so far more than 7,000 copies have been sent out.
    It provides a means by which parents can formally let schools know how to manage their child’s diabetes and in turn support schools to comply with SEN regulations, as well as informing teachers about the condition. The latest publication is designed to work alongside the passport.

    IDDT, an International charity based in Northampton, has over 17,000 members and works across the globe helping families and people with diabetes to manage their condition and live positive, healthy lives.
    The charity provides a free, confidential helpline, has published dozens of helpful publications, stages events and lobbies the government on behalf of people with diabetes.

    To order free copies of Diabetes – What Schools Need To Know and the Parents Passport for Schools, call 01604 622837 or email martin@iddtinternational.org.

    Notes to editors

    The Trust produces a wide variety of free information and is reliant totally on voluntary donations.

    For more information contact:

    Telephone: 01604 622837

    Email: martin@iddtinternational.org
  2. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Thank you, a very useful resource for parents who often ask about problems within schools with regard to their children's diabetes.
    Will make it a sticky.
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