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Education professionals

It is essential that schools have the information and support that they need to understand type 1 diabetes and support young people in school. Browse our free resources to order or download and take our e-learning module to build your knowledge.

Contents of JDRF's School Pack free resource to help teachers and parents manage type 1 diabetic children in educational setting

Free resources

Our free education resources provide support and information about type 1 for teachers, school staff, parents and pupils both online and as part of our School Pack.

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Contents of JDRF's School Pack free resource to help teachers and parents manage type 1 diabetic children in educational setting

School Pack

Our free School Pack includes information for teachers and parents on managing type 1, the symptoms of hypos and hypers and how to support a child with type 1 in educational and social settings.

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Collage of screenshots from JDRF's school e-learning module about type 1 diabetes

Take our elearning module

This free e-learning module has been designed to help teaching staff provide appropriate support for children or young people with type 1 in their care.

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Guide for parents and carers

Information to support parents and carers at the time of diagnosis. It includes guidance on type 1 management, type 1 tech for children and how to work in partnership with nurseries, childminders and schools.

Shared stories

Further information

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A man and woman who are parents of a child with type 1 diabetes, sitting on a sofa together reading an information leaflet from JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity and research funder.

Guide to new diagnosis

There’s a lot to learn after a type 1 diagnosis. If you're a teacher of a newly-diagnosed child or young person, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know – and share stories from people who have been there too.

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About type 1 diabetes

Learn about the causes, signs and symptoms of type 1, how it's different to type 1 diabetes, and what treatments are available to manage the condition.

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A boy with type 1 diabetes wearing a glucose sensor on his arm.

Guide to type 1 technology for children

Learn about the different types of tech for monitoring blood glucose levels and getting insulin into a child’s body.

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Information for young people

Our University Toolkit includes information for young people to help manage type 1 effectively while living independently. Topics include relationships, studying and exam stress, alcohol, emotional wellbeing and exercise.

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Fundraise at school

Schools up and down the country are raising money to help fund our life changing research. We have a whole host of fun activities and ideas for you to try at school or you can bring your own idea to life.

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Living with type 1 diabetes

Get advice and information about managing type 1 diabetes around everyday life and general health and wellbeing.

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The type 1 diabetes community

Getting connected is a great way to learn about type 1. Explore social media groups, online forums and shared stories.

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