PreBudget submission for safe and legal administration of insulin in schools 2017
There is an urgent need to provide children with type 1 diabetes access to safe insulin administration at school, to ensure they have the same health and learning opportunities as other children.
The development of a national online training program for school staff, supplemented by face to face training for selected staff responsible for administering insulin would provide the training and support needed. A national training program for school staff will be developed in conjunction with the education sector and based on International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) guidelines. The training program will be supported by a clear legal framework.
This proposal is supported by the key national professional, consumer diabetes and paediatric organisations, is consistent with The Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020 and complements existing diabetes programs funded by the Australian Government through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).