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Schools e-learning module

Take our free e-learning module for schools to learn more about supporting pupils with type 1 diabetes in educational settings

The incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing by four per cent each year. Current legislation states that it is the duty of staff who work with children or young people living type 1 diabetes to support them appropriately.

To ensure staff have all the information they need, we have worked closely with the Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network and Virtual College to produce this module which is made up of two sections – ‘basic’ and ‘advanced’.

Free to register and CPD-certified

Both courses are available FREE of charge, take about an hour to complete and are CPD (Continuous Professional Development) certified.

On successful completion learners can download and print a certificate.


JDRF schools e-learning module: get the knowledge you need to look after a child with type 1 diabetes

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Basic version

Schools e-learning module

The ‘basic’ version of ‘An Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes in schools and other settings’ aims to provide an awareness of what type 1 diabetes is, the signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, and how to support children and young people with the condition.

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Advanced version

Schools e-learning module

The ‘advanced’ version of this course focuses more on best practice when monitoring glucose levels and how to administer insulin using various different devices.

Developed in partnership with the Children and Young People’s Network


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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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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.

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Resource hub

Our resource hub is home to a wealth of information and shared experiences about living with type 1 diabetes.