There are about 31,500 children under the age of 19 with diabetes in the UK, about 95% of these have type 1 diabetes.
It is important that all professionals working in schools, and other settings where they come into contact with children and young people, are aware of what type 1 diabetes is and how to support those affected.
Virtual College has worked with JDRF* and Children and Young People's National Diabetes Network to create a free course to give professionals a basic understanding of type 1 diabetes. Using a school as the setting, the free course follows a number of students with the autoimmune condition through their daily lives.
After completing this course learners will be able to:
To access the free course, simply click here.
*JDRF fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes whilst giving support and a voice to people with type 1 diabetes and their families.