Diabetes and Lewisham schools

Pete writes:

A friend of ours has a six year old child with Type 1 diabetes which is perfectly manageable with the proper care. They're really struggling to get the school to be flexible to his needs (as he is only six he needs help with checking his blood sugar levels etc) and I was wondering if there were any other families who read your blog that may have diabetic children in schools in the borough who might have some advice?

This family really could do with some help and advice as at the moment their son is out of school and that's not something that they want to prolong, but they don't want to risk him becoming seriously ill whilst he is at the school.