DATA Program Diabetes Awareness, Training, and Action. Online Training for School Staff Public Schools of Robeson County Care of School Children with Diabetes. Introduction.
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Online Training for School Staff
Public Schools of Robeson County
Care of School Children with Diabetes
When a student with diabetes is part of the school system, the school staff automatically becomes a part of the student’s health care team.
A student with diabetes can have special challenges for which teachers and staff must be prepared.
This program is designed to train school personnel in general diabetes care to allow the student to have a successful day at school.
Students’ health information is confidential and should only be discussed on a “need to know” basis.
Overview of Senate Bill 911
Care of School Children With Diabetes
“Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the body’s ability to use sugar. Sugar is what fuels our body. Insulin is made in the pancreas and is needed to get the sugar from the blood stream into the cell so it can be used for energy. With diabetes, either the body doesn’t make insulin or the body can’t use it properly. Without insulin, glucose (sugar)-the body’s main energy source-builds up in the blood. There are 2 types of diabetes.
*Has been called Juvenile-Onset or Insulin Dependent Diabetes in the past.
*Results from the destruction of the part of the pancreas that makes insulin.
*The body does not make insulin or does not make enough insulin.
*Sugar builds up in the blood and the student will become very sick.
*The student with Type I diabetes must take insulin by injection for the remainder of his/her life.
* Has been called Adult-Onset or Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes.
* The body makes insulin. The body either doesn’t use the insulin it makes or doesn’t make enough.
*Central abdominal obesity is directly related to insulin resistance.
*Type 2 diabetes is a fast-growing epidemic in our young population.
*Type 2 diabetes is related to family history of diabetes, weight gain, and sedentary lifestyle.
*Usually improves with weight loss, exercise, and diet
*May require oral medication if diet and exercise don’t improve blood sugars, and eventually insulin may be needed.
Feeling irritable, sad or angry
Feeling sleepy present the
Lack of coordination
Tingling or numbness of the tongue
SeizureMore Signs and Symptoms of Low Blood Sugars
2-4 glucose tablets present the
4 ounces of apple or orange juice
4-6 ounces of regular soda
2 tablespoons of raisins
3-4 teaspoons of sugar or syrup
1 cup of low fat milk
1 tube of cake gel
1 carton chocolate milkTreatment of HypoglycemiaFast Acting Sugar Sources (15 gram carbohydrates)
When severe hypoglycemia occurs, not enough sugar is in the brain.
The student may lose consciousness and/or have convulsions.
At this time the student will need the assistance of someone else.