For teachers

Parents can work with their health care professionals or support group personnel to help ensure good care of the child with diabetes in school.

Important information can also be printed out from sections on this site to provide to the teacher at your child's school.

What is diabetes?

In order to effectively deal with children with diabetes in a classroom setting, teachers need to understand what diabetes is, and what symptoms to look for. Read more 

Blood sugar levels

Teachers with a child with diabetes in their class should be aware of two specific situations: low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Read more 

Sports and activity

Exercise is just as important for children with diabetes as it is for other children. Diabetes should not prevent a child from participating in sports, physical education or other play activities. Read more