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 – 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.