22-4301-AUT- Diabetes in Schools - 2 session course

22-4301-AUT- Diabetes in Schools - 2 session course

Diabetes in Schools 

Many children attending our schools are living with diabetes. This webinar will give an overview of diabetes and how it may impact on a student during the school day. It is suitable for teachers and SNAs who are working with children with diabetes in the school setting. The following topics will be addressed: 


Session 1:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Types of diabetes and medication
  • Daily life of a person with diabetes
  • Blood glucose test
  • Hypoglycaemia - causes, symptoms, actions
  • Hyperglycaemia -  causes, symptoms, actions
  • Factors that affect blood glucose levels
  • Exercise

Session 2:

  • Diabetes Coma/Shock
  • Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Insulin pumps 
  • Flash Glucose Monitors and Continuous Glucose Monitors 
  • Loops Systems
  • Celebrate it!
  • Assisting at school
  • Walk through of the HSE care needs document
  • Walk through of the KiDS diabetes education program for schools
  • Diabetes and mental health
  • Links to a variety of resources and supports

This course will run over two evenings:

Monday, 10th October - 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Monday, 17th October - 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Bio of the presenter: 

Aisling White has been living with type 1 diabetes for the past 26 years. She qualified with a Bachelors of Education in 2017 and currently works as a primary school teacher. She is a committee member of the Limerick Diabetes Support Group. She co-founded the Irish Adults with Type 1 Exercise Support Group as well as the MidWest Diabetes Advocacy Group and continues to advocate for the rights of people with diabetes. Aisling is also a member of the Diabetes Ireland Advocacy Group, the Global Heart Hub Advocacy Group and the International Diabetes Federation Europe's Youth Leadership Lab. In 2021, she presented on a webinar detailing the IDF Kids and Diabetes in Schools program which aims to bring diabetes education to schools.

Aisling also has a level 5 qualification in nutrition. This April, she will travel to Brussels to be an Irish representative for an event organised by the International Diabetes Federation. Aisling aims to spread diabetes awareness and support schools to create a positive and empowering environment for students living with diabetes.

A link to access the course will be emailed to you prior to the course.

If you wish to cancel your place you can do so by clicking on the cancellation link at the bottom of your booking confirmation email. 

Cancellation Policy:

Please note, the fee for this course is non-refundable. By booking a place you agree to these terms.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 10-10-2022 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 17-10-2022 8:00 pm
Capacity 110
Cut off date 10-10-2022 5:00 pm
Fee €5.00
Subsequent Dates Monday the 10th and 17th October
Select Hours 2
Speaker Aisling White
Course Format Online
Location Online

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Ionad Tacaíochta Oideachais Chorcaí - CORK EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE



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