Diabetes teacher training seminar

Diabetes NSW & ACT is offering teacher training seminars throughout the state for staff in schools and early childhood settings. All people living with type 1 diabetes require administration of insulin to live.

Type 1 diabetes is more commonly diagnosed in children, sometimes from birth. In NSW and ACT, there are 3131 school aged individuals living with type 1 diabetes. In addition to safety concerns and long term medical complications; poor management of diabetes has a detrimental effect on cognition which no doubt may impact on a child’s learning.

All schools and preschools need to ensure that each student living with type 1 diabetes has a current individual diabetes management and action plan prepared by the students’ parents and medical team.These plans provide schools with required information specific to the child. Teachers and school staff also require current health information to assist and ensure that the student living with diabetes at school participates to their fullest potential. Some students may require additional support from school staff to manage their diabetes.

In order to support schools Diabetes NSW & ACT are holding teacher training seminars. The one day seminar offers teachers and support staff the opportunity to expand their knowledge and become more confident in supporting and facilitating the day to day school experience of children with type 1 diabetes in their care. Sessions include information about diabetes management in school age children, and practical workshops covering a variety of specialised topics in more detail including monitoring, pumps, camps and excursions.

Event information and details can be found on www.as1diabetes.com.au.

Teacher training dates

Thursday 16 February
Club Hurstville, Hurstville NSW

Friday 24 February
West New Lambton, Newcastle NSW

Wednesday 22 March
Dee Why RSL, Dee Why NSW

Wednesday 29 March
Mercure Canberra, Braddon ACT

Thursday 18 May
Inner West Sydney Area NSW (Venue TBC)

Thursday 29 June
Batemans Bay, NSW (Venue TBC)