Thanks for sharing your story with me, I think the lack of trained health professionals and programmes to train health professionals continues to be the biggest problem in schools. I read that the International Diabetes Federation have published a curriculum since 2002 so i don't really understand why things aren't better.
Maybe the schools don't have enough time or funds to utilize the curriculum? I grew up in rural England so the schools where pretty small, (i'm talking 200 students in some of the village schools) and not one student had diabetes, I know for certain that the school I attended was underfunded and remains to be till this day, hence, I didn't learn about diabetes until much later in life.
A competent school nurse can make or break a school, I wonder if it is mandatory for a school to have a nurse on it's staff, or if continuing education is mandatory for nurses as information about diabetes is constantly changing?
Can I ask if your choice to study Psychology had anything to do with your diabetes?