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Diabetes Qualified


Looking after a child with diabetes


1 Hour


$20 AUD

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 Australia and Diabetes Qualified. Development of this program was made possible 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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