Welcome to the Key stage 1 and 2 resource page and thanks for taking the time to find out more.
If you’ve landed on this page and you are teaching or supporting a child with Type 1 Diabetes then we hope we can help you to gain a better understanding of what it all means for the child and how you can best support them to reach their full potential in school. There are so many factors that can effect someone’s blood glucose levels including food, the weather, excitement / emotions, exercise, growing, Illness and hormones which is one of the reasons why Type 1 can be so tricky to manage.
We are currently creating a series of films modelling best practice for supporting children living with diabetes and attending primary school. So, please do check back soon.
Firstly though, please take a moment to watch Dr Yong’s explanation of What Type 1 Diabetes is. You can also visit the essential films section of this site for instructional films on how to perform daily management procedures and below is a link to the Diabetes UK Schools Pack and the JDRF e-Learning Module, Alternatively, why not watch Milly’s story as she talks about her life with T1D at home and school. You could also visit the DigiBete Kids Section of the site to see age-specific examples of children managing their diabetes with adult support.
What Is Type 1 Diabetes?
School's Project - Teaser
We've been working on a National schools project supported by JDRF and Diabetes UK and here's a short teaser of what's coming soon.
Here's Milly giving us some insight into her life with T1D