ACTIONS

  • Kids and Diabetes in School Project

    The KiDS project aims to foster a safe and supportive environment that creates a better understanding of diabetes and supports children with this condition. It also provides information about type 2 diabetes can be prevented by making effective lifestyle choices.

  • KiDS project in India

    Dr. Damodar Bachani, Deputy Commissioner (NCD), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India shares the KiDS experience in India.

Key messages

  1. We need to start investing now for a healthy and prosperous tomorrow. By leaving diabetes unmanaged, countries put economic and sustainable development at risk.

  2. Many children with diabetes face discrimination in the school environment, it affects their self-esteem, productivity and management of their disease.

  3. Children who are not able to manage their condition safely and securely at school may be at greater risk of complications from diabetes.

  4. We cannot afford to ignore the preventable risk factors and the affordable solutions for type 2 diabetes. Up to 70% of type 2 diabetes can be prevented by investing in healthy lifestyles.

  5. While type 1 diabetes can’t be prevented, healthy eating is an important part of effectively managing it.

  6. The KiDS project and information pack will help tackle discrimination in schools and provides teachers and parents with a practical guide to diabetes management.

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Resources

The Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS) project aims to foster a safe and supportive school environment that creates a better understanding of diabetes and supports children with this condition. It also provides information about how type 2 diabetes can be prevented by making effective lifestyle choices. Developed by healthcare experts, the Global Diabetes Information Pack for Schools provides teachers, parents and children with information on diabetes prevention and its management.

Kids information pack Kids Leaflet Kids Guideline

Download the Kids and Diabetes application

The KiDS project has a new version of its app available for iOS and Android tablets. Designed to offer diabetes management and prevention tips to teachers, parents and children alike, the app also features games on healthy eating and managing blood sugar.

Download it fromApp store Download it fromGoogle play

Brazil: new perspectives,
new solutions

In Sao Paulo, 9,944 students (of which 26 have type 1 diabetes), 247 school staff and 33 parents and caregivers of students with type 1 diabetes were trained across seven public and eight private schools. In addition, 7,650 parents and 13,650 students received the KiDS information pack.

India healthcare; in tune
with tomorrow

In New Delhi, a total of 921 teachers and 27,937 students in seven public and eight private schools were trained as part of the KiDS Project, with an additional 228 teachers receiving similar training from the State Council for Educational Research and Training.