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