Sending a child with diabetes to school can be stressful, especially if your school board does not have a diabetes management policy to ensure support is being provided.
Six-year-old Emma, who has type 1 diabetes, is fortunate to attend school in a region in the Greater Toronto Area that supports students with diabetes. She has an educational assistant to help her with tasks such as reading her blood glucose meter. However, support varies widely among schools, boards, and provinces.
Help us ensure all schools are keeping kids with diabetes safe. By signing the Diabetes Charter for Canada you’re saying all children should be given the opportunity to manage their diabetes and achieve their full health potential through access to needed care and support. Sign the Charter below and show your support now!