The Diabetes Education Program for School Nurses is a full-day program designed by the pediatric staff at Joslin Diabetes Center to provide school nurses with up-to-date diabetes information in order to create a safe learning environment.
Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in youth.
- Identify current treatment plans and tools utilized in the management of diabetes in children and adolescents and apply them to the school setting.
- Review the role food and nutrition play in the management of diabetes.
- Describe factors influencing and methods to maintain blood glucose control during exercise and physical activity for youth with diabetes.