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Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes – free online course

There are about 31,500 children under the age of 19 with diabetes in the UK, about 95% of these have type 1 diabetes.


It is important that all professionals working in schools, and other settings where they come into contact with children and young people, are aware of what type 1 diabetes is and how to support those affected.
Virtual College has worked with JDRF* to create a free course to give professionals a basic understanding of type 1 diabetes. Using a school as the setting, the free course follows a number of students with the autoimmune condition through their daily lives.

After completing this course learners will be able to:

  • Know how to manage type 1 diabetes

  • Understand¬†the implications for not managing it properly

  • Spot the signs of low and high blood glucose

  • Support children with type 1 diabetes


    To access your free course simply click below


    “This is a wonderful teaching aid for school staff and feel confident that we can ensure a high % of staff caring for children with T1D complete this course within schools.”

     РEast and North Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust

    *JDRF fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes whilst giving support and a voice to people with type 1 diabetes and their families.


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