Information for teachers and schools

Teachers and school staff play an important role in helping children living with type 1 diabetes manage their condition.

Pre-school and school aged children living with type 1 diabetes need to monitor and manage their condition when they are at school. It is important that they have the support and guidance they need to manage their diabetes safely. Younger children may need full support while older children may be able to do this quite independently.

Diabetes NSW & ACT offers a range of practical resources for teachers and schools that help to ensure they can confidently support children with diabetes in their care, including:

These resources have been designed to increase awareness and understanding of managing type 1 diabetes in a school environment and to improve the overall educational experience of children living with the condition.

All this information can be found in the schools section of our as1diabetes website, which has been designed specifically for children, parents and schools. Find more information at or call our Helpline on 1300 342 238.

Join our community of over 45,000 people living with diabetes