Training

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Diabetes Awareness in Schools

Diabetes WA recognises the important role that educators can play in assisting young people to manage their diabetes.

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

Diabetes action and management plans

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

Diabetes Awareness in Schools training

Diabetes Awareness in Schools is a training program designed to increase levels of understanding and knowledge of diabetes management among school employees.

This training program has been developed with input from Princess Margaret Hospital. 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
  • food choices and physical activity
  • treatment of type 1 diabetes, with reference to insulin pens and pumps.

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.

Cost

This training program costs $310 plus GST. Goverment funding is available for schools not able to pay for this training.

Bookings

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.

Cost

The training costs $50 inclusive of GST per attendee

Bookings

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

To find out when the next training sessions are taking place visit the What’s On calendar.

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