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:
No longer available in the USA
Animas pumps are now with Medtronic
User Guide: https://www.animas.com/diabetes-education-and-training
Guides and Resources: https://www.myomnipod.com/learning-center/index.html
Download Library: http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/download-library
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
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Page last updated: October 16, 2019