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Resources for sending your child to school
Resources for VCE students living with diabetes
Resources for teachers/first aid staff/school nurses caring for students with diabetes
All children/students with type 1 diabetes attending early childhood settings, primary or secondary schools in Victoria need to have a current Diabetes Action and Management plan in place to ensure that their diabetes care needs are met. These management have been developed by Diabetes Victoria, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Monash Children’s Hospital, are based on current best practice paediatric guidelines and are reviewed yearly.
The School Action and Management plans need to be completed by the parent. The Diabetes Nurse Educator (DNE) reviewing the plan will confirm that the plan follows RCH diabetes treatment guidelines and before signing will make changes if required. A signed plan will be returned to parents/carers which needs to be taken to school and signed by both parents/carer and the school/centre representative.
You will find information in the boxes above about:
The Diabetes in Schools Program has information on exams with links to state specific resources as well as pages on
Most schools are very supportive of children's special needs and communicating clearly with the school and your child’s teacher ensures everyone's expectations are met