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School personnel helping students with diabetes
Recent estimates show about 19,000 youths are diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes each year.
Some 176,500 American children — or one out of every 400 to 600 — have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. With the incidence of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes increasing in children, the number of children with diabetes in the school systems who utilize CSII has increased and will continue to do so. Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) therapy has become the preferred method of treatment for everyone with Type 1 Diabetes. For patients using CSII, it replaces multiple daily injections (MDI) of insulin.

A guide produced by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) a federally sponsored partnership of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health and the Division of Diabetes Translation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 partner organizations stated: “Effective diabetes management is crucial:
  • For the immediate safety of students with diabetes
  • For the long-term health of students with diabetes
  • To ensure students with diabetes are ready to learn and participate fully in school activities
  • To minimize the possibility that diabetes-related emergencies will disrupt classroom activities

All school personnel should receive training that provides a basic understanding of diabetes, how to recognize and respond to the signs and symptoms of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia)and high blood glucose (hyperglycemia), and who to contact immediately in case of an emergency.”
Pedagogy’s online course “Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion for the School Nurse” will equip the school nurse to be prepared for these students. Author Judy Gilman is a certified Diabetes Educator and has founded the first two nationally-recognized Diabetes Education Programs in Montana. She has served on various boards that influence the care of people with diabetes and is a published author in The Diabetes Educator and Diabetes Care journals.

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