Robert Gordon’s College was recently presented with the Good Diabetes Care in School Award, an achievement which perfectly reflects the hard work of the RGC nurses who play such an important role in helping the pupils of the College to be healthy and well looked after. The award was made in recognition of the efforts that the school has been making to support pupils with Type 1 diabetes. 

The award is organised and presented by Diabetes UK, and Robert Gordon's College is one of thirty schools across Britain to be successful in the third round of awards to be completed. Speaking about the award in the College’s new state-of-the-art Wellbeing Centre, Nurse Khan remarked, “Providing excellent care for pupils with additional health needs requires teamwork and good communication. Reception staff, teachers, school nurses, support staff and the catering department all play an important part and go the extra mile to ensure that needs are met.”

Type 1 diabetes is a condition that requires constant monitoring and regular health support. The school aims to care for its pupils with this type of diabetes in a manner which means that they will not feel excluded or unable to participate in any school activities and will be able to be the best they can be without any hindrance. The presentation of this award is a very pleasing seal of approval on that approach.

Imaani and Daisy (S6)

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