To foster a safe and supportive school environment for children with diabetes to manage their diabetes and avoid discrimination
To raise awareness about diabetes and the benefits of healthy diets and physical activities among school-age children
Project KiDS was initiated with the feasibility study including in-depth interviews with key stakeholders in India to assess challenges and opportunities to address the management of T1DM (Type 1 Diabetes) and prevention of T2DM (Type 2 Diabetes), in school settings, using a multi-sectorial approach.
The School Diabetes Information Pack was also disseminated online(http://www.idf.org/education/kids). An interactive online platform was created on Facebook -‘Caring for Diabetes’ (www.facebook.com/youthforhealth) to encourage parents and caregivers to join and exchange experiences which had over 13k members in the first phase of the project.
Teachers and parents of kids with and without diabetes gained new knowledge from the KiDS training and pack; felt more confident in assisting children with diabetes; helped in improved diabetes management skills
The findings supported the scaling-up of Project KiDS across India through the engagement of multiple stakeholders for school-based diabetes management and prevention.