Diabetes at school

Diabetes WA recognises how important principals and school staff are in supporting children with diabetes in schools.

As such we have developed a range of resources and training programs for early years, primary school and secondary school settings to support families and school staff.

Diabetes action and management plans

Diabetes WA and Perth Children’s Hospital Diabetes Service have developed a suite of diabetes action and management plans for use in all educational settings. These have been endorsed by the Department of Education Western Australia. View the action and management plans.

Diabetes in Schools training

Diabetes in Schools is a training program designed to increase levels of understanding and knowledge of diabetes management among school employees. It covers the following:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Types of diabetes
  • Low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia) and signs, symptoms and management
  • High blood glucose (hyperglycaemia) and signs, symptoms and management
  • Impact of type 1 diabetes on the student and their families each day
  • Use of school management and action plans
  • Management of type 1 diabetes, with reference to insulin pens, pumps and CGM
  • Use of language to create a supportive environment for the student

In some instances it may be appropriate to provide this training to staff at day care centres.

Time required

This is a one hour training session.


This training program costs $250 plus GST and has been subsidised by the National Diabetes Service Scheme.

Assistance with funding training may be available to education providers, Diabetes WA has a limited number of fully subsidised training sessions that can be offered to schools and child care centres each calendar year. To apply, please email


For bookings and queries regarding this course please email our training team or call 1300 001 880.

School camp training for students with type 1 diabetes

We are also offering additional school camp training sessions for individual teachers, education assistants, school nurses and outdoor education staff. This training utilises the new checklist and management plans for families and school staff to use in preparation for school camps.

Time required

This is a two hour training session.


The training costs $50 inclusive of GST per attendee.


For bookings and queries regarding this course please email our training team or call 1300 001 880.





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