CBSE announces diabetic students to have snacks mid-exam


NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that those Students who are suffering from Type-I diabetes can take snacks now during Class 10th and Class 12th board examinations because they have needed the insulin injection for this disease.

Delhi Diabetes Research Centre (DDRC) chairman Dr Ashok Jhingan came near the board with the result of a study conducted on Kendriya Vidyalaya students.

On the base of study, he felt that many of students are suffering from Type-I diabetes which have needed insulin injections at regular intervals to keep their blood glucose levels in check.
According to Jhingan, these students need frequent meals to avoid hypoglycemia which may otherwise affect their performance.

According to CBSE circular, diabetic students can bring both medicines and breakfast items such as sugar tablets, fruits, snacks and water at the examination centre which has to be kept with invigilators.

The CBSE said the certificate of the student’s medical condition should be forwarded by the principal of the school concerned.