Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and affects approximately 4,000 young people in Quebec and more than 500,000 children across the world. By law, schools must provide reasonable accommodations for children with special needs, which includes students with diabetes. However, in many Canadian schools, children have little or no help. Children with diabetes are sometimes turned away from daycare or after-school activities. Therefore, it is important for these children to learn to be independent from an early age. It is also important for them to understand the importance of taking great care of themselves, as well as their disease.