The Canadian who discovered insulin, Frederick Banting, chose to make it accessible instead of profiting from it.
Tips for Managing Diabetes at SchoolYou’re not alone: Remember you’re not the only one with health problems and other personal issues. Everyone at school is dealing with their own stuff.
If it helps to talk about it: Confide in friends or teachers you trust and tell them what you’re going through.
Work with your healthcare team: Talk to your healthcare team about specific issues you’re having with managing your diabetes at school. They’re there to help and can adjust things as necessary to make things easier for you.
Make sure you’re ready for the unexpected: Bring extra diabetes medications, test strips, insulin, syringes, glucose, snacks and supplies with you to school in case you misplace something or you have to stay after school for a special activity (or detention—oops!).
Teach your teachers about diabetes: They might not know very much about it! Make sure your teachers and school administrators know how important it is for you to be able to check your blood sugar level, stick to your eating plan, treat your high or low blood sugar and give yourself insulin and medicines at any and all times. (Tip: Ask your parents for help talking to your teachers about your diabetes.)
Don’t let anyone stop you from participating: Make sure your teachers and school administrators know that you are managing your diabetes and you have a right to go on field trips and participate in sports and other activities just like any other student.
Ask for help when you need it: If you feel like your blood sugar is too low or too high and you need help, tell your friends or teacher what’s happening. You shouldn't be alone when your blood sugar is too low.