Last revised: August 27, 2019


According to Diabetes Canada, one in 300 children has type 1 diabetes, a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body to control the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood. Without insulin, sugar builds up in your blood instead of being used for energy. Low blood sugar can be life threatening if not treated. 

Your school's public health nurse can provide resources on diabetes.


Helpful links and resources:



Canadian Paediatric Society

  • Resource for families, schools and caregivers to help school-aged children with type 1 diabetes.
  • Includes Video Series.

Diabetes Canada

  • Information and guidelines for kids with diabetes in school. 



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