Let’s Talk About Type 1 Diabetes – School Pack

A FREE information pack for parents and schools to support young people with type 1 diabetes in school, at home and when socialising.

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The Let’s Talk About Type 1 Diabetes School Pack equips parents and teachers with the information you need to understand type 1 diabetes and support children in school and when visiting the homes of friends. It comes in hard copy format and e-download format and includes an A5 folder:

What’s included in the School Pack

School Guide: Supporting people with type 1 diabetes in schools and educational settings

A 12-page guide including the facts about type 1 diabetes, symptoms of hypos and hypers and what to do if a child’s blood glucose levels get too high or too low, managing medication and further resources.

Parents’ Guide: Helping you care for a child with type 1 diabetes

A 4-page guide including useful things to think about when inviting a child with type 1 round to play or for tea or a sleepover, plus type 1 diabetes facts.

Hypo Procedure Guide

A handy 4-page guide for parents to complete with key information about their child’s type 1 diabetes before sharing with schools or friend’s parents. Includes a 9-step procedure for managing the hypo and when to seek medical attention.

Student Hypo Card

A small concertina-shaped card for children to complete and carry with them. The card gives vital information such as where the child’s blood testing kit and emergency snack box is kept, signs of a hypo and emergency contacts.

Assembly Plan

An A4 card with instructions and a script for acting out a short play designed to support teachers to help children learn about type 1 diabetes.

Related downloads

An A5 School Pack flyer to help you to promote our School Pack to others. Please order on the form below.

An extra copy of the School Thank You Certificate which is included in the School Pack, but which you may order an extra copy of. Please order on the form below.

Curriculum-linked activity plans and school resources – covering Key Stages 1 to 5 in Science. Please see below.

Curriculum-linked activity plans

To complement the Schools Pack, once you've ordered you'll also receive a link by email to download our series of activity plans and school resources designed to meet Key Stages 1-5 for Science and Biology.

Also recommended

To complement the School Pack, you can also download our 28-page free Guidelines for Schools, Colleges and Early Years’ Settings written by paediatric diabetes specialists. Order on the form below.

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Children fundraising at school to support type 1 diabetes research

Your school can help us end type 1 diabetes

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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