Managing Diabetes During School Events and Field Trips

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School events and field trips are exciting opportunities for students to learn, grow, and experience new adventures. However, for students with diabetes, these activities require extra planning and attention to ensure their health and safety.

At HR Hub Plus, we understand the unique challenges faced by schools and caregivers in managing diabetes, and our online course, ‘Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers’, is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to handle these situations effectively.

Diabetes in School Settings

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how the body processes blood sugar (glucose). Students with diabetes need to manage their blood sugar levels through a combination of medication, diet, and physical activity. This management becomes particularly critical during school events and field trips, where routine and access to necessary resources might be disrupted.

Diabetes Training for school kids

Diabetes Training for Schools


In the UK, over 5.6 million people are living with diabetes, and this includes a significant number of children and young people. According to the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit, the prevalence of children and young people cared for in paediatric diabetes units in England and Wales has increased to 34,371 in the 2022/23 period​ (Diabetes UK)​​ (State of Child Health)​. This growing number underscores the importance of schools being well-equipped to manage diabetes effectively.

Key Challenges During School Events and Field Trips

  1. Unpredictable Schedules: Field trips and special events often mean changes in routine, which can affect blood sugar levels. Unplanned physical activity or altered meal times can lead to unexpected highs or lows in blood glucose.
  2. Access to Supplies: Ensuring that students have access to their diabetes management supplies, such as insulin, blood glucose meters, and snacks, can be challenging when away from school.
  3. Communication: Effective communication between school staff, caregivers, and students is crucial. Everyone involved needs to be aware of the student’s needs and how to respond in an emergency.
  4. Emergency Preparedness: In case of severe hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, quick and appropriate action is necessary. Staff must be trained to recognise symptoms and provide the right intervention.


HR Hub Plus’s ‘Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers’

Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers

Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers

Our online course, ‘Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers’, is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to manage diabetes effectively in school settings. The course covers:


  • Develop a deeper understanding of diabetes and its impact on individuals.
  • Learn about the daily risks associated with diabetes and the responsibilities involved.
  • Understand how to effectively support students with diabetes during school trip.


The course is structured to be user-friendly and accessible, allowing you to learn at your own pace. With practical tips and expert guidance, our training ensures that you are well-prepared to support students with diabetes.

Managing diabetes during school events and field trips requires careful planning, effective communication, and thorough training. By enrolling in HR Hub Plus’s ‘Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers’, you can gain the confidence and skills needed to ensure the health and safety of students with diabetes.

For more information about our course and to enroll, visit our website today. Let’s make every school event and field trip a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.


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