Help for pupils with di­a­betes

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Views -

Start­ing a new school year can be daunt­ing for any child, and for chil­dren with Type 1 di­a­betes it can be even more wor­ry­ing. Hav­ing to make sure they are sup­ported when count­ingth­e­car­bo­hy­dratesin their food, as well as tak­ing in­sulin to man­ageglu­cose­levels would make any­one anx­ious on top of school work and ex­ams.

This is why Di­a­betes UK haspro­ducedaraftof­freesup­port and ed­u­ca­tion re­sources for par­ents and schools. This in­cludes of­fer­ing the Care in School Helpline and host­ing the Good Di­a­betes Care in School Award which ex­em­pli­fies what good care in schools looks like. To find out what­sup­port­we­of­fer­con­tact theCareinS­choolHelplineon 0345 123 2399 or see www.di­a­betes.org.uk/care-in-school Peter Shor­rick Di­a­betes UK

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