Kids and Teens
Children with type 1 diabetes can enjoy and participate in school life to the fullest. The appropriate information is important to be provided to those people who are responsible for the children’s wellbeing while at school.
A school pack has been designed to assist teachers and staff in schools to understand type 1 diabetes and to assist them in managing the student with diabetes in a school setting.
Included in the pack is:
This school pack has been developed to provide general information to compliment the specific training delivered to schools by the Royal District Nursing Service or other Allied Health Professionals upon a child’s diagnosis of diabetes.
Diabetes SA also provides education for school staff on “Diabetes Management in Schools”; this is a three hour education session presented by Credentialled Diabetes Educators and staff from the Department of Educations and Children’s Services and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The session will explore how school staff can become more confident in supporting and facilitating the day to day school experience of children with type 1 diabetes in their care. Please contact Diabetes SA on 1300 136 588 for further information.
Stock is limited to one school pack per school. Please click here order a school pack to be sent to your school.
NDSS Teen Camp
Are you aged between 13–16 years? Do you have diabetes?
Diabetes SA, on behalf of the NDSS, coordinates a camp for 30 teens aged 13–16 each year. The camp is usually held in March or April. For more information please call 1300 136 588.
Diabetes SA Kids Camp
The kids camp is dedicated to providing experiences for children aged between 10 and 12 years with type 1 diabetes. We are committed to fostering their transition toward independence by integrating the management of diabetes with social and life skills. The children have the opportunity to participate in activities such as swimming, low ropes courses, challenge courses, flying fox, archery just to name a few! The camp is usually held in October or November each year, leaving on a Friday and returning on a Sunday.
Click here to make a donation for the next camp. For more information please call 1300 136 588.
Diabetes SA Kids and Teens Activities
We produce a number of resources which are specifically designed to be used by children and young people and some that are suitable for all ages. Resources can be downloaded and can also be ordered by calling 1300 136 588.
In addition there are a number of social network groups set up to discuss issues surrounding diabetes. Join Diabetes SA on Facebook for access.