Resources for Parents

Back to school with type 1 diabetes (video & resources)

January 18, 2023

Whether your child is going to school for the first time, they’re attending a new school, or they’re heading back somewhere familiar, you probably have lots of questions about how the school staff and your family can best work together to help manage your child’s type 1 diabetes.

Our first ‘Let’s Talk T1D’ session for the year focussed on getting ready for school in 2023, and was packed full of great information and handy tips.

Please note that all information the video is general in nature; see your healthcare team for advice specific to your child’s situation. 

Watch the video below (or listen in like a podcast). 


Hosted by Fiona Scott, a credentialled diabetes educator, and Melanie Cullen, a psychologist and JDRF’s mental health lead, the hour-long chat also included handy resources to help you and staff members of your child’s school get on the same page.

The resources, in the order they were mentioned, included:

Other helpful links