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23TRA016 Diabetes In School (P) (PP) (SNA)

23TRA016 Diabetes In School (P) (PP) (SNA)





Date:        Monday 16th January 2023
Time:        7 pm - 9 pm
Venue:     Online via Zoom

Many children attending our schools are living with diabetes. This webinar will give an overview of diabetes and how it may impact on a student during the school day. It is suitable for teachers and SNAs who are working with children with diabetes in the school setting. The following topics will be addressed:
  • Diabetes awareness - types of diabetes and medications 
  • Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia - changes in blood sugar levels, causes and treatments
  • Diabetic coma and ketoacidosis
  • Introduction to diabetes technology
  • Links to appropriate resources
Bio of Presenter: Aisling White
Aisling White has been living with type 1 diabetes for the past 26 years. She qualified with a Bachelors of Education in 2017 and currently works as a primary school teacher in St. Clare's School, Ennis. She is a committee member of the Limerick Diabetes Support Group. She co-founded the Irish Adults with Type 1 Exercise Support Group as well as the MidWest Diabetes Advocacy Group and continues to advocate for the rights of people with diabetes. Aisling is also a member of the Diabetes Ireland Advocacy Group, the Global Heart Hub Advocacy Group and the International Diabetes Federation Europe's Youth Leadership Lab. In 2021, she presented on a webinar detailing the IDF Kids and Diabetes in Schools program which aims to bring diabetes education to schools.
Aisling also has a level 5 qualification in nutrition. This April, she will travel to Brussels to be an Irish representative for an event organised by the International Diabetes Federation. Aisling aims to spread diabetes awareness and support schools to create a positive and empowering environment for students living with diabetes.

Course Properties

Course date 16-01-2023 7:00 pm
Course End Date 16-01-2023 9:00 pm
Capacity 500
Cut off date 16-01-2023 6:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Aishling White
Number Hours 2
Location Online

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