Many children with diabetes face discrimination in the school environment. This affects their self-esteem, productivity and management of their condition. Children who are not able to manage their condition safely and securely at school may be at greater risk of diabetes complications.
The Kids and Diabetes in School Project (KiDS) aims to foster a safe and supportive environment that creates a better understanding of diabetes and supports children with the condition. It also provides information about type 2 diabetes and how it can be prevented by making effective lifestyle choices.
A selection of KiDS resources are available to promote diabetes awareness in the school environment: