Managing diabetes at school
It may be difficult to get school staff to understand that a child with diabetes will not always eat the same amounts of food. When using multiple injection therapy or an insulin pump, the insulin dose can be adjusted according to the appetite and size of portion. Sometimes children may need additional snacks to avoid hypoglycaemia if there is a long interval between breaks. The dietician can speak to the staff if necessary.
This content is based on Dr Ragnar Hanas' helpful book, Type 1 Diabetes in children, adolescents and young adults. Click here to order copies of Dr Hanas' book online.