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For School Nurses

School-age children spend half of their waking hours in school. If they have diabetes, they will need support in school to ensure a safe learning environment.

It is important that school nurses understand current treatment plans for diabetes management and the type of issues that affect school-aged children with this disease.

All students with diabetes must have a written, individualized Diabetes Health Care Plan that meets the requirements of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

In creating such a plan, it is necessary to understand some of the issues with which a child with diabetes contends: monitoring blood glucose, dealing with hypoglycemia, the role of food and activity, field trip preparation and so on.

Resources for School Nurses


Information on using insulin pumps:

Website: https://www.accu-chek.com/us
Specific info on the pump: https://www.accu-chekinsulinpumps.com/ipus/products/insulinpumps/combo.html
User Guides: https://www.accu-chekinsulinpumps.com/ipus/customerservice/productguides/insulinpumps.html
Pump Demo: https://www.accu-chekinsulinpumps.com/ipus/combo-video-demo.html
Educational tools/ Carb Counting: https://www.accu-chekinsulinpumps.com/ipus/myaccuchek/index.html#

Animas Corporation
Website: http://www.animas.com
User’s Guide and FAQ: http://www.animas.com/support/onetouch-ping-insulin-pump
Workbook for patients: http://www.animas.com/sites/default/files/pdf/Workbook.pdf
Kids and Pumps: http://www.animas.com/about-insulin-pump-therapy/kids-and-pumps
Raising a child or a teen with diabetes can be a challenge: http://www.animas.com/about-insulin-pump-therapy/kids-and-diabetes
Animas offers complimentary webinars. From the main page, click on "Community" then "Events" for more information.

Insulet Corporation
Website: http://www.myomnipod.com
Guides and Resources: http://www.myomnipod.com/customer-care/guides-and-resources
Interactive Training: http://www.myomnipod.com/customer-care/interactive-training

Website: http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/products/paradigmrevelsystem
Download Library: http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/support/download-library
Education: http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/support/education

Tandem Diabetes Care
Website: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com
Customer Support Page has the Download Library: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com/Products/
Customer-Support Reference Guide: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com/uploadedFiles/Content/Products/Downloads/tslim_Reference_Guide.pdf
User Guide: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com/uploadedFiles/Content/Products/Downloads/tslim_User_Guide.pdf

Other Helpful Information
Visual guides for all the different infusion sets: http://www.infusion-set.com/index.asp?pageID=H58

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Page last updated: April 24, 2014