About the Practical Diabetes for Childcare Educators Course
This online education program is for early childcare based teachers and support staff who are responsible for caring for a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Staff working in a childcare centre, or a before or after school care facility, play an important part in supporting children with managing their diabetes.
In this course, you will learn what diabetes is, how it is managed, and also how you can support a child with diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in children attending childcare. While type 2 diabetes is now being diagnosed more often in youth aged 10 to 18 years, it remains rare in children under 6 years old. As type 1 diabetes is the more prevalent form of diabetes in childcare, this course focuses on type 1 management.
This eLearning course consists of 8 topics and 1 quiz . It should take you about 2 hours to complete.
Please note: this training does not cover skills such as injecting insulin. Separate training will need to be completed with the child’s diabetes team and parents.
This program has been developed by credentialled diabetes educators and the design team from Diabetes Australia and Diabetes Qualified. Development of this program was funded by Sydney Local Health District.