The following school staff training and support resources are available for print and electronic distribution.
The Association recommends that all training of school staff is conducted or supervised by a school nurse or other qualified health care professional:
PowerPoint Presentation and talking points to help inform teachers about how to keep kids with diabetes safe at school. school nurses and parents can work together to present the information. The presentation defines diabetes, describes warning signs for immediate concerns such as hypoglycemia, and gives tips for helping students with diabetes succeed in the classroom.
- Supplement the presentation with two handouts
- Tips for Teachers (PDF) These tips for teachers were adapted from Loudoun County, VA Public Schools
- Solutions for Common Diabetes Management Concerns in the Classroom (PDF)
Paula L. Jameson ARNP MSN CDE, On the Cutting Edge, Summer 2006 newsletter of the American Dietetic Association.
This article reviewed the common challenges faced by students with diabetes and offers solutions to overcome these challenges.