APS and Diabetes at School
APS is the lead advocate for better care of children with Type 1 Diabetes in Australian Schools. APS strongly supports the 2018 ISPAD international guidelines for management of children with diabetes in schools. The T1D Learning Centre (t1d.org.au) was initiated by the APS in response to the lack of accessible, flexible, transparent, evidence-based education available to Australian school staff who support and take responsibility for a student with T1D.
The T1D Learning Centre is a not for profit, e-learning platform promoting the international care guidelines and best practices recognised by ISPAD. The original courses were launched in November 2017, with over 25,000 site visits and over 15,000 courses completed at no cost. The e-learning content is endorsed by the APS and ISPAD.
The T1D Learning Centre e-learning modules for schools remains the only validated learning program for Australian schools and won the 2019 ISPAD international award for diabetes innovation.
The APS has published Diabetes Management Plans (t1d.org.au) consistent with ISPAD best practice and respecting the Australian legislative requirement of informed consent and privacy and the best practice individualised care.