Q: What are some good tips for managing food at school?

A: Here are some good tips that might help:

  • Label food with stickers to show the amount of carbohydrate in each item of food
  • Get a list of foods at the canteen and check the carbohydrate in different choices
  • Remember on sport days you may need extra food or adjust your insulin – talk to your diabetes team
  • Have extra snacks ready in case of unplanned exercise or activity
  • Plan ahead for camps and excursions making sure there will be regular meals and snacks containing carbohydrate for you