According to diabetes news, diabetic children are being let down by their schools. Almost half of primary pupils and one third of secondary school pupils who have type 1 diabetes claimed that their parents had to cut back on work to look after them. Furthermore, the report shows that children think school staff need more diabetes training .
The results were gleaned by the UK State of Diabetes Care study. The national director of Diabetes UK Cymru, Dai Williams, reportedly commented: “It is completely unacceptable that parents of children with diabetes are forced to forfeit their careers and risk financial hardship because of medical policy failings in schools. It is vital pupils have the correct support to control their condition within the school setting if they are to protect their short and long-term health.”
He reportedly continued: “The recent tragic death of Stockport pupil Sam Linto, who had asthma, illustrates the urgent need for the new government to address the long-standing failings in support of children with long-term medical conditions in UK schools. There is currently a postcode lottery with regard to effective partnerships between schools, local authorities and primary care organisations.”

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