Anyone who works in childcare services
Receive a certificate of completion
Free of charge
Learn how to support children with type 1 diabetes in childcare services
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 NSW & ACT and Diabetes Qualified. Development of this program was funded by Sydney Local Health District.
By completing this training you will know:
You will also learn about your role in supporting or supervising the child with managing their diabetes. This includes learning about your role in the delivery of insulin, and monitoring of glucose levels.
For diabetes information for kids, teens parents, carers and schools visit the As1kids website here
This eLearning course consists of 1 eLearning module with 8 topics and 1 quiz . It should take you about 2 hours to complete.
To successfully complete this eLearning course and receive your certificate, you need to pass the quiz . The goal of the quiz is to check your understanding of the content of this course.
There are 10 multiple choice questions, and you get 3 attempts to pass.
You have the flexibility to learn in your own time and location. The course can be accessed through the Diabetes Qualified Learning Management System. We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop with the Chrome website browser. Course completion requires approximately 2 hours of eLearning.
Once you have completed the course and passed the quiz you will instantly receive a certificate in your name. This can be downloaded from the learning management system.
Where can i go to get more information about children with type 1 diabetes?
Once I start a course can I exit at any time and return at a later time?
Yes. You can exit the online course then log back in at any time. However it is recommended users complete an entire module before exiting. You have 12 months access to the course.