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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:

Accu-Chek
Website: https://www.accu-chek.com/us
Accu-Chek Spirit pump: https://www.accu-chek.com/node/8731/support

Animas Corporation
No longer available in the USA
Website: http://www.animas.com/
Animas pumps are now with Medtronic
https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/animas
User Guide: https://www.animas.com/diabetes-education-and-training

Insulet Corporation
Website: http://www.myomnipod.com
Guides and Resources: https://www.myomnipod.com/learning-center/index.html

Medtronic
Website: https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/home
Download Library: http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/download-library
Education: http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/support/education

670G Download Library - https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/download-library/minimed-670g-system
MiniMed 670G School Nurse Guide is located on the bottom of the page

Tandem Diabetes Care
Website: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com
Download Library: https://www.tandemdiabetes.com/support/documents

 

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Page last updated: May 24, 2018