Rights of Students Living with Diabetes
Understanding Diabetes – what it is, why children have it. The Arabic one will not be included in the DVD’s for now.
Creating a policy of allowing children to check their blood glucose level whenever/wherever necessary.
Understanding insulin – what it is, how it is taken, why it is necessary.
Creating a proactive mind-set of understanding the needs of children living with Diabetes, promoting open discussion and empathy
Creating understanding that Diabetes is a health condition and has nothing to do with the age, gender, culture or ethnicity of the child affected
Creating awareness that children with Diabetes could have very serious health and well-being consequences if their needs are not attended to urgently. Creating awareness those children who feel unwell should be tended to immediately, with appropriate measures
Understanding that children living with Diabetes have a serious medical condition that requires extra attention during school or extra days off school.
Eliminating discrimination and prejudice against students living with children living with Diabetes, promoting open discussion and empathy
Creating awareness that children with Diabetes must be able to eat when and where necessary (referring to hypoglycemia
Creating an open mind-set to letting children drink water, rest or use the bathroom whenever they need to (referring to hyperglycemia
Creating awareness that children living with diabetes have all the same human rights as all other children
Creating awareness that children living with Diabetes have all the same human rights as all other children: Managing Type 1 diabetes in the future