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School Diabetes Service Plan

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them.  Diabetes has long been a problem for countless children. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional.  If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician skilled in diabetes management, the resources listed or other professional in your area. This is a sample Service Plan for a child with diabetes to help in initiating testing in the classroom:   SERVICE PLAN: Student Jane Jones Present Concern: To develop procedures for testing blood glucose, algorithms for blood sugar results (snack provisions), and emergency situations within the school setting that: Accommodate Jane’s health needs that are in compliance with physician’s directions and which minimize interruption of his education. Address the safety of Jane, other students, and staff (observe universal precautions). Minimize disruption of learning for Jane and other students. Accommodation Plan: Procedure will follow guidelines as directed by Jane’s primary physician, Dr. Doctor. Location of testing and procedure: In the classroom: Assistance from staff who are knowledgeable of student’s medical condition and regiment. Jane will be assisted as needed. Testing will be done in the same designated location of the classroom each time. Testing equipment storage and use will be located in the designated area and secured by school staff. Designated area and safety precautions: Next to sink, tray with kit will be kept out of reach of students close to testing site. Out of the classroom:...

School District Policy On Classroom Testing

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them.  Diabetes has long been a problem for countless children. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional.  If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician skilled in diabetes management, the resources listed or other professional in your area. The following is a sample Protocol from a School District to address testing in the classroom:   SCHOOLS DISTRICT Division of Educational Services Student Services Department   PROTOCOL: DIABETES BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTING   District Schools will follow a protocol based on that developed by other School Districts and a State School Nurse Organization, Special Education Committee. Objectives are to:   Maximize the diabetic student’s time in the classroom. Minimize disruption to the classroom. Decrease the possible stigma of diabetes. Encourage blood glucose testing by the diabetic student through a readily accessible testing location. Minimize the time interval between recognition of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) symptoms and treatment.   District Schools will provide for two methods of blood glucose testing on campus.   Tests may be administered by the student in the office health room under the following conditions:   Test kit shall be stored in a cupboard available only to authorized school personnel, or kept on student’s person. Test kit shall be identified with the student’s name. When testing, the student will be supervised by school nurse, secretary or clerk in order to ensure safety and...

Diabetes Testing in the Classroom

Diabetes has long been a problem for countless children. The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them.  Here is a example document originally developed by Dr. Mary Simon and shared through Bear Skin Meadow Camp.  This document goes a long way toward addressing school issues in the use of  diabetes testing in the classroom.  The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional.  If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician skilled in diabetes management, the resources listed or other professional in your area. PHYSICIAN’S AUTHORIZATION SUGGESTED PROTOCOL FOR BLOOD SUGAR TESTING IN THE CLASSROOM   STUDENT NAME______________________________________________    DOB____________________________________   ADDRESS____________________________________________________   CITY____________STATE____ZIP__________   (Based on official protocol adopted 5/31/94)   Diabetic Students: Under the physician and parent’s authorization, test kits for diabetes may be carried by students and tests administered on campus and in classrooms under the following conditions:   If the test is administered in the classroom:   1) The pupil’s teacher is given notice when the test is being administered.   2) Test administered in an area away from other students.   3) If the student is not acting responsibly, the testing will be confined to the health office.   4) All sharp objects and contaminated materials used for testing shall be stored in a hard closed container carried by the individual student. Materials are to be disposed of in a biohazard container located either in the health office or off campus....

Finger Stick Checklist for the Classroom

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them.  This checklist is a model that must be changed to meet your child’s needs.  The blood glucose numbers are examples, not recommendations.  This checklist should be modified with your healthcare professionals help.  The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional.  If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician skilled in diabetes management, the resources listed or other professional in your area.   My Child’s Finger Stick Checklist for the Classroom   Clean and dry skin (wash or use wipes)   Set up meter and test strip   Use lancet and apply blood to strip   Wipe finger clean and dry   Read glucose level, signal teacher if low, medium or high and log in book o If 70 to 180 (medium) take no carbs o If below 60 (very low), take 1 carb (15 grams carbohydrates) and go to nurses o If 60 to 70 (low), take 1 carb (15 grams carbohydrates) and stay in class o If above 180 (high), go to nurses for bolus o Student may chose to go to the nurses after any finger stick if she has questions   Put strip and wipes in bag and lancet in sharps container   Lock and put test kit...

Detailed 504 Plan

This 504 Plan is dedicated to the students with diabetes and parents that seek more independence from the school and have the resources to manage the insulin adjustments with frequent finger sticks and communication by cellular phone.