Looking after a child with diabetes | Diabetes Qualified

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Who is it for?

Anyone looking after a child with diabetes


1 hour


Receive a certificate of completion


Free of charge

Looking after a child with diabetes

Online Course

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.

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.

What you will learn

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.



  1. Understanding diabetes

  2. Monitoring glucose levels

  3. Insulin delivery devices

  4. Diabetes lows

  5. Diabetes highs

  6. Eating to manage diabetes

  7. Being active

  8. Being supportive


At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

Enrol in Course

Looking after a child with diabetes

Online Course

It is a COMPLUSORY PRE-REQUISITE that you have completed the initial face to face program before completing this Refresher program, otherwise you are not eligible to become a BEAT IT Trainer. BEAT IT Trainer Refresher includes six modules which have been developed by Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Practising Dietitians and Credentialled Diabetes Educators. The content covers chronic disease in Australia, the physical activity guidelines, diabetes, acute & chronic complications, exercise considerations and recommendations, and nutrition for physical activity.

In addition to refreshing BEAT IT Trainers with how to run a successful BEAT IT program, with the program now includes the added bonuses of advertising and ongoing support. A mark of greater than 80% in required in order to successfully complete the program requirements.

Prior to registering into the online course, it is your responsibly to ensure you have a current CPR certificate and have completed the BEAT IT Trainer face to face program.