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Paediatric Diabetes Training for School Staff

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Flexible Learning Room, Library

Kings Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton-in-Ashfield

NG17 4JL

United Kingdom

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Type 1 diabetes is on the increase in children and particularly in very young children. The treatment of Type 1 diabetes and how school life is affected by it has changed drastically over the last few years. This means that treatment regimens are more intense in terms of blood glucose monitoring and staff being put into positions where they have to administer insulin by either giving injections or by administering insulin via pumps….all in all this can be a daunting prospect which is why we want to fully support schools by inviting everybody along to our training sessions.

The sessions are run by the local diabetes team who are experts in the management of children and young people with diabetes. Topics include:


-A basic overview of diabetes in children

-Management of high and low blood glucose levels

-Insulin pump therapy

-Diet and exercise

-A personal perspective from a parent of a child with diabetes

Practical workshops will be held covering:


  • Administering insulin injections via insulin pens
  • Checking blood glucose levels by performing finger pricks and familiarise yourself with different blood glucose meters
  • Have a go at button pressing on an insulin pump
  • Workshop on the basics of Carb counting

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Flexible Learning Room, Library

Kings Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton-in-Ashfield

NG17 4JL

United Kingdom

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