HSE Campaigns

Rights Of Students Living With Diabetes

Having Type 1 Diabetes

Living With Type 1 Diabetes address the rights of children with Type 1 diabetes. It addresses issues such as understanding Type 1 Diabetes, prompting open discussion and empathy, upholding the rights of children, and generating awareness of the health conditions and needs of children.

Checking Blood Glucose

Creating a policy of allowing children to check their blood glucose level whenever/wherever necessary.

Understanding Insulin

Understanding insulin – what it is, how it is taken, why it is necessary.

Creating an Open Mindset

Creating a proactive mind-set of understanding the needs of children living with Diabetes, promoting open discussion and empathy

Anyone can have Type 1 Diabetes

Creating understanding that Diabetes is a health condition and has nothing to do with the age, gender, culture or ethnicity of the child affected

A Serious Medical Condition

Creating awareness that children with Diabetes could have very serious health and well-being consequences if their needs are not attended to urgently. Creating awareness those children who feel unwell should be tended to immediately, with appropriate measures

Getting Extra Time

Understanding that children living with Diabetes have a serious medical condition that requires extra attention during school or extra days off school.

Eliminating Discrimination and Prejudice

Eliminating discrimination and prejudice against students living with children living with Diabetes, promoting open discussion and empathy

Attending to Needs

Creating awareness that children with Diabetes must be able to eat when and where necessary (referring to hypoglycemia).

Attending to Special Needs

Creating an open mind-set to letting children drink water, rest or use the bathroom whenever they need to (referring to hyperglycemia).

Having the same Rights

Creating awareness that children living with diabetes have all the same human rights as all other children.

Managing Type 1 Awareness in Future

Creating awareness that children living with Diabetes have all the same human rights as all other children: Managing Type 1 diabetes in the future.

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