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Offline sedge

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Calling parents !
« on: 23 October 2013, 08:38:20 PM »
I've just received an email from Diabetes UK concerning their campaign to get better treatment at school for children with diabetes.
 
The message tells us how far they have got with the campaign so far, but now they need YOUR help!  Yes YOU! - see the bigger type bit at the end of the message.
 
Please see if you can help them, and thank you if you do.
 
Progress on getting children with diabetes the care they need in schools
 
Thanks to our hard work together we have come one step closer to improving care for children in schools. On Monday the government announced their plans to place a duty on schools to properly support children and to introduce statutory guidance to schools on how they manage health conditions.
 
This will be the first time that there will be rules that schools have to follow.Some children get excellent support from their school, but too many do not. Currently there are no specific rules or requirements for schools to look after children with a health condition, like diabetes. Diabetes UK has been campaigning for a change in legislation to support these children.
 
Find out more here or by checking out the blog here
 
Thank you
 
This change has been made as a direct result of Diabetes Voices contacting MPs, Lords and Ministers. You have made it possible for the decision makers to really understand why the current situation is not working. Thank you.
 
The fight goes on...
 
There is a still lot to do to make sure that this guidance makes the biggest possible improvements for children with diabetes and other health condition. This is a real achievement and is proof of the strength of Diabetes Voices. We will tell you about ways for you to get involved.
The Government is particularly keen to hear examples of best practice. So, if your child is looked after brilliantly by their school, please let us know. We need to show schools that are failing children with Type 1 exactly how they can support them better.
 
Now is a great time to spread the word
 
If you know of other parents of children with diabetes please share this great news and let them know how they can be involved in making further improvements - by signing up to Diabetes Voices. Share this link:
www.diabetes.org.uk/diabetesvoices
 
Best wishes,
The Diabetes Voices Team
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Calling parents !
« Reply #1 on: 23 October 2013, 10:58:19 PM »
Good luck cos this is really important!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Offline kellyahayes

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Re: Calling parents !
« Reply #2 on: 24 October 2013, 11:47:12 AM »
Thanks for this. I will certainly be telling them how fantastically caitlyns school is dealing with her condition!!!
Mum to T1 diabetic daughter diagnosed dec 2009 aged 3, now aged 6
Pumping novorapid since 12/3/2013

Offline sedge

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Re: Calling parents !
« Reply #3 on: 24 October 2013, 04:27:14 PM »
That's exactly what they really need Kelly - BEST Practice from all over to amalgamate into one cohesive document that tells em exactly how they SHOULD behave !
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4