Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know

About the Curriculum

The American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know is a 18-module training curriculum. Each module has a PowerPoint presentation and some a corresponding video segment.

This curriculum is intended to be used with the National Diabetes Education Program's free Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel. If at all possible, this guide should be read prior to training.

The school nurse or diabetes health care professional should use these modules to train non-medical school personnel to perform diabetes care tasks.

These modules focus specifically on how diabetes care should be done in the school setting. In each PowerPoint, there are detailed talking points for the presenter to use. These are accessible in the "notes" view.

The video segments are primarily intended to reinforce the hands-on training of staff who will provide direct care. However, selected segments may also be used at school staff and parent meetings to increase diabetes awareness.

Materials for Download


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Table of Contents

Diabetes Care Tasks Training Modules

  1. Diabetes Basics (PPT)
    Watch the Video (4:39)

  2. Diabetes Medical Management Plan (PPT)
    Watch the Video (2:27)

  3. Hyperglycemia (PPT)
    Watch the Video (1:53)

  4. Blood Glucose Monitoring (PPT)
    Watch the Video (2:22)

  5. CGM (PPT)

  6. Hypoglycemia (PPT)
    Watch the Video

  7. Insulin Basics (PPT)
    Watch the Video (3:36)

  8. Insulin by Pen (PPT)
    Watch the Video

  9. Insulin by Pump (PPT)
    Watch the Video (1:50)
  10. Glucagon Administration (PPT)
    Watch the Video (2:24)

  11. Insulin by Syringe and Vial (PPT)
    Watch the Video (3:06)
  12. Ketones (PPT)
    Watch the Video (2:31)

  13. Psychosocial (PPT)

  14. Child Care (PPT)

  15. Before and After School Care (PPT)

  16. After School Programs Sports/Camps (PPT)

  17. Legal Considerations (PPT)
    Watch the Video (3:00)
  18. Nutrition and Physical Activity (PPT)
    Watch the Video (2:31)

  • Last Reviewed: August 7, 2018
  • Last Edited: January 22, 2019

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