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Diabetes Qualified


Looking after a child with diabetes


1 Hour



A course for family, friends, babysitters and nannies who are responsible for looking after a child with type 1 diabetes.

About the Course

Looking after a child with diabetes is an online education program designed for babysitters, grandparents, and nannies who care for a child with type 1 diabetes. This course consists of 1 eLearning module with 8 topics. It should take approximately 1 hour to complete all topics, or you can select the topics that suit you and do at your own pace.

In Australia, approximately 8,100 children between the ages of 0 to 15 years live with diabetes. Children under the age of 12 who are diagnosed, have type 1 diabetes. As a family member, friend, babysitter or nanny, you may be asked to look after a child with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes does add extra considerations, planning and care. However, this online training will provide you with the information you need to feel confident to look after a child with type 1 diabetes.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this short online training, you will learn how to safely look after, and support a child with type 1 diabetes. By the end of this training you will know:

  • what diabetes is
  • how it is managed
  • What equipment, information and instructions you will need from the parents

There are 8 topics covered in this training including  practical information and case studies to help you feel confident in supporting a child with diabetes in your care.

This program has been developed by credentialled diabetes educators and the design team from Diabetes NSW & ACT and Diabetes Qualified. Development of this program was funded by FGX.

Course Topics

  • Understanding diabetes
  • Monitoring glucose levels
  • Insulin delivery devices
  • Diabetes lows
  • Diabetes highs
  • Eating to manage diabetes
  • Being active
  • Being supportive

DiaBuddies offers fun events, informative educational sessions and a safe space to connect with other families on the journey with a child living with type 1 diabetes. Click here to find out more

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