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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 away
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