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Kids and Teens

Supporting children living with diabetes

To ensure that children with type 1 diabetes can enjoy and participate in school life to the fullest, it is important that those people who are responsible for the children’s well-being at school are provided appropriate information.

Diabetes management in schools

Management & Care of Diabetes in Schools education sessions

Diabetes SA provides education for staff in schools and pre-schools on 'Management & Care of Diabetes in Schools'. This 3.5 hour education session is presented by Credentialled Diabetes Educators and staff from the Women's and Children's Hospital. The session explores 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.

Click here to see available dates for this education session.

Camps and activities for children living with diabetes

Diabetes SA Kids Camp

Kids Camp is for children aged between 10 and 12 years with 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 rope courses, challenge courses, flying fox, archery just to name a few!

Click here to find out more about Kids Camps.

NDSS Teen Camp

Diabetes SA, on behalf of the NDSS, coordinates a camp for 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 and Teens Activities

Diabetes SA provides a number of activities for children in varying age groups to participate in. Not only does this assist the children in meeting other children with diabetes, it gives the parents the opportunity to speak to other parents. Activities in the past have included disco bowling, laser skirmish and sports activities. Please call Diabetes SA on 1300 136 588 for further details or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Resources for kids and teens

Mastering Diabetes in Preschools and Schools

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The NDSS (National Diabetes Services Scheme) has created a new resource to help teachers and families support children with type 1 diabetes at school and preschool, helping children to learn, grow and have fun.

Inside you will find information about looking after young people with type 1 diabetes in preschool and school, building strong communications between families and schools, and the responsibilities of teachers and other school staff.

Download: Mastering Diabetes in Preschools and Schools

Youth and Transition Booklet

Youth and Transitions Guide

A guide about all things diabetes for young adults living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their family and friends, aiming to help young people and their families with transitioning from youth to adulthood.

Topics covered in the resource include: back to basics of diabetes, food glorious food, moving out of home, diabetes in the workplace, partying, staying well with diabetes, and preventing complications. This resource was developed with a number of young adults providing their input and stories.

Download: Diabetes: Fitting in with your life or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to order your copy.

Other resources

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 or ordered by calling 1300 136 588.

Links

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    The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia.