The study, conducted by Lazarski University as part of the Cities
Changing Diabetes programme, highlighted the need for intervention at
the systemic, local and school levels. Recommendations include more
actions by families and schools in addition to the healthcare system.
Preventing and treating childhood obesity should be organised
across three levels: primary care, counselling and interdisciplinary
specialised centres. The report indicated there would be a significant
benefit to boosting teachers’ knowledge of the causes, symptoms and
management of hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia.
Interesting findings from the scientific report also included, the
integration of school medicine and telemedicine with GPs and the
introduction of subsidies for schools attended by students requiring
medical support. Actions promoting physical activity and a healthy
diet, co-financing suitable meals for children living with diabetes,
and involving parents in health-promoting activities were also singled out.
Great progress from our colleagues in Poland – Well done! I look
forward to keeping you posted on the actions and interventions which
flow from this impressive project in due course.