School can be difficult for any child, but adding diabetes to the picture can make it even harder. Managing diabetes with a child at school can be seen as a challenge, but it is possible.
It requires collaboration between the school, the child, the parents/guardians and the treating doctor/health care team.
Success begins with education – in terms of both knowledge and skills.
For tips on managing diabetes in school, read the Diabetes Research Institute's brochure "Diabetes at School."