School Nurse with type one boy testing blood sugar.

Train with the Best

At Joslin Diabetes we offer two classes for school nurses, the Diabetes Education Program and the Pump Education Program. Both classes are designed to train school nurses in the management of diabetes - so they're fully prepared at work. This year both programs will be offered virtually.

School-age children spend nearly half of their waking hours in school. If they have diabetes, they need support in school to ensure their safety. 

That’s why it’s so important for school nurses to be up-to-date with current treatment plans for diabetes and the type of issues that affect school-age children. In addition, 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.

With this plan, it is necessary for school nurses to understand some of the issues children with diabetes face, including monitoring glucose, dealing with hypoglycemia, the role of food and activity, field trip preparation, and more.

Download the April 2021 Program 

Diabetes Education Program for School Nurses

SAVE THE DATE: April 10, 2021

This program will be LIVE, and will NOT be posted online afterwards.

This program is offered two times a year in Spring and Fall. This one-day program is offered 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.

Learning Objectives

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.

Questions about the program? Contact the program coordinator by SNP-CC [at] (email) or call 617-309-4530.