Students with diabetes will learn and perform best when their blood sugar levels are within the target range outlined by their health care providers and indicated in student’s ICP(individual care plan),So mainly the success of our program will be evident by higher academic performance of the diabetes children, more involvement in class and school activities as well as improved physical stamina shown in outdoor sports and activities. Number of absentees will be decreased as well as reduced number of doctor visits and hospitalization due to complications like hypoglycemia,DKA etc. Hence quality of life of students will be improved. We will also check HbA1C levels of blood of students which is expected to be in normal range to prove success of our program.We will also be conducting community based surveys in the school staff to assess the knowledge about disease, its management and symptoms of acute complications as well as treatment.
Feedback of parents will also be taken through questionnaires to show their improved trust and confidence when their kids are at school.We will evaluate the program semi annually i.e., after every six months by assessing the academic performance of students as well as teachers responses, questionnaires and surveys to know how effectively education is being retained and causing improvement in the society.Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases, affecting an estimated 497,100 children under 15 years globally. Evidence shows that type 2 diabetes is increasing in children and adolescents around the world at alarming rates. With rising levels of childhood obesity and physical inactivity in many countries, type 2 diabetes in childhood has the potential to become a global public health issue leading to serious health outcomes and a significant burden on the family and society.
Children with diabetes spend between 6 and 10 hours a day in school and doing school-related activities. Diabetes management requires intensive resources; blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration and the treatment of low blood glucose are essential for children with diabetes during the school day, and the need for assistance varies across age groups. As a result, the school system is a critical environment for children with diabetesGuidelines for diabetes in children and adolescents issued by diabetes organizations call for all children with diabetes to have the right to manage their diabetes without being excluded or discriminated against in school, and the right to participate fully and safely in all school activities. Resources have been made available to improve the management of diabetes at school.
However, many school children with diabetes continue to face barriers to education and the effective management of their disease in school. The main obstacles include a lack of informed and trained staff, poor or limited knowledge of, and misconceptions about diabetes, a lack of equipment and communication, the absence of a school nurse on site daily, and a lack of diabetes management policies.School-based diabetes interventions become critical to improve support, increase knowledge and confidence, protect against discrimination, and ensure a safe environment for children with diabetes and this exactly is the vision of our program.If all of our goals are met,children in school will be very confident and comfortable attending school and doing their daily activities,have higher academic and extracurricular record while at the same time managing their blood sugar and preventing complications, in short not being less than any healthy member of the society and contributing his or her part.