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Care Of Children With Diabetes In The School And Day Care Setting

Care Of Children With Diabetes In The School And Day Care Setting

Federal laws that protect children with diabetes include Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1991 (originally the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975), and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under these laws, diabetes has been considered to be a disability, and it is illegal for schools and/or day care centers to discriminate against children with disabilities. In addition, any school that receives federal funding or any facility considered open to the public must reasonably accommodate the special needs of children with diabetes. Indeed, federal law requires an individualized assessment of any child with diabetes. The required accommodations should be provided within the child’s usual school setting with as little disruption to the school’s and the child’s routine as possible and allowing the child full participation in all school activities. Despite these protections, children in the school and day care setting still face discrimination. For example, some day care centers may refuse admission to children with diabetes, and children in the classroom may not be provided the assistance necessary to monitor blood glucose and may be prohibited from eating needed snacks. The American Diabetes Association works to ensure the safe and fair treatment of children with diabetes in the school and day care setting (13–15). Diabetes care in schools Appropriate diabetes care in the school and day care setting is necessary for the child’s immediate safety, long-term well being, and optimal academic performance. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial showed a significant link between blood glucose control and the later development of diabetes complications, with improved glycemic control dec Continue reading >>

Diabetes Mellitus (type 1 And Type 2)

Diabetes Mellitus (type 1 And Type 2)

​​​Purpose of this policy To ensure that schools support students with diabetes, and to provide advice for schools as they develop and implement support and management plans for students living with diabetes mellitus (‘diabetes’). Note: This material is of a general nature and may not be directly applicable to every student’s individual health needs. Prerequisite policy See: Health Care Needs Policy Upon enrolment or when a health care need is identified, schools in conjunction with parents/carers and treating medical team are required to develop a clear and tailored health management plan to support the student’s individual health care needs. Schools have a legal obligation to consult with the student and parents/carers about the needs of the student and what reasonable adjustments must be made. Schools should consult initially with parents/carers and on an ongoing basis through regular Student Support Groups. All schools are required to ensure that students with Type 1 diabetes have: a current individual Diabetes Management Plan prepared by the student’s treating medical team (provided by parents/carers) a current Diabetes Action Plan prepared by the student’s treating medical team (provided by parents/carers); and a Student Health Support Plan, developed by the school in consultation with the parents/carers and where appropriate the student’s treating medical team, see: Health Support Planning Forms. These documents must be completed in line with requirements as listed under Diabetes Management Plan below. Principals must also ensure that the Department’s policy requirements and advice is met. The following lists a range of advice provided below: Legislative and Medical Context Children and young people with diabetes are no more likely to be sic Continue reading >>

Lifescitrc.org - Teacher-recommended Collection: Diabetes

Lifescitrc.org - Teacher-recommended Collection: Diabetes

To add ratings, you must log in or register. To add comments, you must log in or register. To save the collection to a folder, please log in or register. Click here to get code to embed this collection on your blog or web site. Students will start by learning about nutrition and food labels so that they first understand the use of glucose by the body. They will then discover what Diabetes is through a series of activities. Once students have gained a working knowledge of the disease, they will act as medical professionals and solve a case study. A teaching analogy will be used through direct instruction to highlight the relationship between glucose, insulin, and the cell. Students will then complete an interactive game as an informal assessment to check for understanding. The last resource of this collection will serve as a final assessment, where students will solve another case study by applying what they have learned.Resources should be used in this order:1.) Dietary Decisions2.) Outside link for Unit on Diabetes3.) Bench to Bedside Primer: The Endocrine System4.) The Case of Billy Bob5.) The Beaver Pond Analogy6.) Diabetes and Insulin- Nobel Prize Educational Game7.) Diabetes Diagnosis Students started by learning about nutrition and food labels so that they first understood the use of glucose by the body. They then discovered what Diabetes is through a series of activities. Once students gained a working knowledge of the disease, they acted as medical professionals and solved a case study. A teaching analogy was used through direct instruction to highlight the relationship between glucose, insulin, and the cell. Students then completed an interactive game as an informal assessment to check for understanding. The last resource of this folder served as a final asses Continue reading >>

Diabetes Lesson Plan

Diabetes Lesson Plan

Watch short & fun videos Start Your Free Trial Today Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course. Custom Courses are courses that you create from Study.com lessons. Use them just like other courses to track progress, access quizzes and exams, and share content. Organize and share selected lessons with your class. Make planning easier by creating your own custom course. Create a new course from any lesson page or your dashboard. Click "Add to" located below the video player and follow the prompts to name your course and save your lesson. Click on the "Custom Courses" tab, then click "Create course". Next, go to any lesson page and begin adding lessons. Edit your Custom Course directly from your dashboard. Name your Custom Course and add an optional description or learning objective. Create chapters to group lesson within your course. Remove and reorder chapters and lessons at any time. Share your Custom Course or assign lessons and chapters. Share or assign lessons and chapters by clicking the "Teacher" tab on the lesson or chapter page you want to assign. Students' quiz scores and video views will be trackable in your "Teacher" tab. You can share your Custom Course by copying and pasting the course URL. Only Study.com members will be able to access the entire course. Use this lesson plan to introduce students to diabetes. Students will read a text lesson, create a graphic organizer related to different types of diabetes, and discuss healthy habits for the treatment and prevention of the condition. After this lesson, students will be able to: define diabetes, including Type I, Type II, and Gestational diabetes list and expl Continue reading >>

Diabetes In The Classroom

Diabetes In The Classroom

// Resource Centres / Diabetes / Living with diabetes / Diabetes in the classroom The demands of diabetes management may have an impact on school life; therefore, you should inform school personnel that your child has diabetes. To prevent potential problems, arrange a meeting with your childs teachers and other school personnel at the beginning of the school year, or soon after diagnosis to discuss your childs individual needs. Give them the appropriate information about your childs diabetes. General health care is the responsibility of the family, with the help of the diabetes team . Teachers and other school personnel are not health-care professionals but they have a role to play in supporting students and ensuring their safety not only in the classroom but on the playground, on school trips, and during sports activities . Your child may be the first student with diabetes their teacher or school have ever encountered. Despite diabetes care being new to the school staff, it is the schools responsbility to understand your childs daily diabetes management and participate in their individual care plan. When a student with a disorder arrives in their classroom, teachers and school personnel should gain the necessary know-how to provide support. How much participation is expected from teachers will depend on the childs age, stage of development and diabetes routines. In case of diabetes,teachers should be able to do the following: Recognize the symptoms of low blood glucose (sugar)(hypoglycemia) and know how to prevent a mild hypoglycemic event from escalating to a more severe one Understand that exercise burns off sugar, creating an insulin imbalance in children with diabetes; during gym periods the child with diabetes on insulin may need a reminder to take a snack Be awa Continue reading >>

Physical Activity And Type 1 Diabetes: What School Staff Should Know

Physical Activity And Type 1 Diabetes: What School Staff Should Know

Physical activity and type 1 diabetes: What school staff should know Physical activity and type 1 diabetes: What school staff should know Regular physical activity is important for all children and youth, including those with type 1 diabetes. Students with type 1 diabetes should participate fully in gym classes, and in any team or individual sports that they choose. Another health condition that prevents their full participation. Because physical activity lowers blood sugar, its important to take steps to ensure that students with type 1 diabetes are safe, especially if activity is unplanned or more intense than expected. Just as additional physical activity can lead to low blood sugars without proper planning, the lack of physical activity can lead to high blood sugars. When rainy days keep children indoors, for example, parents often find that blood sugars will be higher than usual. Be familiar with specific instructions related to physical activity in the students Individual Care Plan . Steps to take could include: blood checks (before, during or after activity), or an additional snack. Be alert to signs of low blood sugar , and know what to do to treat it. Ensure that students always have access to their emergency kit , especially their meter and a source of fast-acting sugar (such as juice, glucose tabs, or candy). The students daily diabetes plan (including how much insulin they take and how much food they eat) typically accounts for routine physical activity. Significant changes to the schedule may require adjustments, such as an extra blood check and/or an extra snack. Keep parents informed of upcoming changes to the physical education schedule, or special events involving activity. Not all physical activities have the same effect on blood sugar. When a student Continue reading >>

Explore Diabetes With Student Stem

Explore Diabetes With Student Stem

By Amy Cowen on November 1, 2016 12:00 PM November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Students interested in science related to diabetes can learn more with hands-on science projects and activities. Exploring Science Questions Related to Diabetes When faced with a science project or science fair project assignment, students who have Type 1 Diabetes, or have a family member of friend with diabetes, often immediately think about exploring a science question related to diabetes. Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) refers to a group of diseases related to the body's ability to produce or use insulin. Science Buddies has a number of projects that are specifically related to diabetes, and there are many other STEM projects in the Science Buddies library of more than 1,100 scientist-authored project ideas that can be adapted by students to focus on something related to diabetes. Students with Type 1 Diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, live with constantly changing blood glucose levels, insulin needs, and carbohydrate ratios. People with T1D observe and manipulate a range of variables every day in an effort to keep blood glucose levels within safe ranges. Because T1D requires constant monitoring and attention, a person with T1D may at times feel like he or she is living an ongoing science project! In fact, many of the variables that affect a person with T1D can be turned into an interesting student science project. How does exercise affect blood glucose? How does it affect blood glucose during exercise? An hour after? Three hours after? How might changes in basal rates affect glucose levels during and after exercise? What is the best timing for those kinds of insulin changes? What kinds of foods bef Continue reading >>

A Teacher’s Guide To Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

A Teacher’s Guide To Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Note: This article is a part of our library of resources for Elementary/Primary School. Read more on test taking, diabetic alert dogs, class presentations and creating a school treatment plan. Being a teacher comes with the responsibility of taking care of 20-30 children on a daily basis. In your career, you may have a student with Type 1 diabetes in your class. Although you may feel overwhelmed about what to expect, there is no need! This guide will make you aware of the conditions of a child with T1D, which will give you a better understanding of how to keep him or her healthy and safe at school. What is Type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s own immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells in their pancreas. People with Type 1 are insulin-dependent for life, and must manually give themselves insulin through multiple daily injections or an insulin pump. They must carefully balance insulin, food, exercise, and other factors in order to prevent or minimize serious short and long-term complications due to out of range blood sugar levels. If you have not heard much about Type 1, here are some other fast facts – T1D is not caused by a lack of exercise or eating too much sugar T1D is not contagious There is no cure for T1D at the present moment Although T1D has also been called “juvenile diabetes,” T1D affects both children and adults How can I help? It is important to remember that children with T1D can participate in all of the same activities as other kids, such as play sports and join activities. They can also eat sweets and any other type of food/drink, as long as they are giving themselves the appropriate amount of insulin to cover the meal. Some foods affect blood sugar levels differently than others. Read Continue reading >>

Kids With Diabetes & Their Rights In School

Kids With Diabetes & Their Rights In School

Diabetes & You > Know Your Rights > Kids with Diabetes & Their Rights in School Kids with Diabetes & Their Rights in School What is Diabetes Canadas position on kids with diabetes in school? Students living with diabetes have the right to be full and equal participants in school and all school-related activities without the fear of being excluded, stigmatized, or discriminated against. School boards should develop and communicate a comprehensive diabetes management policy that includes the roles and responsibilities of the students living with diabetes, their parents/caregivers and school personnel according to Diabetes Canadas Standards of Care for Students with Diabetes in School. School principals should work with each student living with diabetes, their parents/caregivers and healthcare professionals to develop and communicate to school personnel and Individual Care Plan (ICP) that complies with the students prescribed diabetes management regimen. Each ICP should be comprised of a daily management plan and a diabetes emergency plan. Schools should permit students living with diabetes to monitor their blood glucose (sugar), administer insulin and treat low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) and high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) conveniently and safely wherever and whenever required. School personnel should be trained to recognize emergency situations and to respond appropriately according to the students individual care plan (ICP). School personnel should be trained to administer glucagon in the event of a severe hypoglycemic reaction. What resources does Diabetes Canada have related to the health and safety of kids with diabetes in school? Guidelines for the Care for Students Living with Diabetes at School These are Diabetes Canada guidelines addressing the roles and re Continue reading >>

Educational Games For Your Classroom Visit

Educational Games For Your Classroom Visit

Brought to you by Lilly Diabetes | Disney Educational Games for Your Classroom Visit When Stacys 7-year-old daughter Jennifer was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two years ago, she was often asked by classmates what diabetes was and whether they could catch it. The kids were confused, and even scared, recalls Stacy. It broke my heart when Jennifer was left out by other children simply because they didnt understand what type 1 was. Jennifers teacher asked Stacy to come into the classroom to educate the other students, but Stacy didnt want to bore them with a long, technical speech. My daughters doctor suggested I play games with the kids to capture their attention and hold their interest, she said. Now I visit her class at the beginning of each new school year to educate the children and answer any questions they might have. It really helps! Like the idea but dont know any games? Shelley Yeager, M.A., L.C.S.W., director of outreach and development at the Diabetes Education & Camping Association, shares a few of her favorites. Materials Needed: Bingo cards (7 x 9 blank poster board with a 5 x 6 grid drawn), pictures of various food items (two per food), index cards and a bag or basket to hold them, Bingo chips Set-Up: Create individual Bingo cards. In place of the letters B-I-N-G-O in the top row, write the food groups Grains, Fruits, Fats, Protein, and Dairy. Randomly glue the pictures of individual food items in the appropriate columns on each card. (Be sure to have more foods than will fit on a single card or everyone will get Bingo at the same time.) Each food item used on the cards is also put on a single index card with the name of the food group it belongs to. Introduction: Explain to the students that different foods belong to different food groups. Discuss why it Continue reading >>

10 Things School Staff Should Know About Type 1 Diabetes

10 Things School Staff Should Know About Type 1 Diabetes

10 things school staff should know about type 1 diabetes 10 things school staff should know about type 1 diabetes Children will not outgrow type 1 diabetes: With type 1 diabetes, the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin have been destroyed. People with type 1 diabetes will always have to take insulin injections (until there is a cure). Changes in lifestyle or diet will not improve type 1 diabetes. Insulin is not a cure: But it is the only treatment. Without insulin, people with type 1 diabetes would die. It takes a lot of work to manage diabetes: Children with type 1 diabetes usually look healthy. Thats because they and their families are working hard to keep blood sugar levels in a target range. They do this by checking levels frequently, and acting quickly when neededsuch as adding insulin to account for a special treat, or having a snack because of extra physical activity. Technology is helpful, but it doesnt work on its own: Some students wear insulin pumps to deliver insulin. A pump is another way to deliver insulin, and whether or not to use a pump is an individual choice. Other students wear continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), which take blood sugar readings every few minutes. But none of these devices works on its own. People still have to carefully monitor blood sugar, food intake, and activity, and make decisions about how much insulin to give and when. Blood sugar levels can change quickly: Its important to check blood sugar often, because there are many factors that can cause it to change from minute to minute. Low blood sugar needs immediate attention: If a student feels low, or you suspect a student is low, act right away. Do not leave the student alone. Check blood sugar, and give fast-acting sugar as needed. High blood sugar means extra trips to t Continue reading >>

Considerations For School Staff

Considerations For School Staff

Diabetes can impact on all aspects of a person's life, andsimilarly, all aspects of a student's school experience. Howeverwith appropriate planning and preparation, students with diabetesshould be able to participate fully in all school activities. Belowis a list of things that teachers need to be aware of to ensurethat a student with diabetes has a safe and enjoyable schoolexperience. Exercising muscles uses more glucose for energy. This may causethe blood glucose level (BGL) to fall either during, immediatelyafter, or, in the case of prolonged or intensive exercise, hourslater. If the exercise is intensive and sustained, extra carbohydratesmay be needed before the sport. If the sport has been particularlyvigorous or lengthy, extra carbohydrates may also be requiredaftersport. Additional blood glucose monitoring willalso be required during and after vigorous or lengthy exercise. Note that it is NOT appropriate to ask a child to exercise forthe purpose of decreasing their blood glucose level. Exercisemay actually cause the child's blood glucose level to rise and putthem in danger. There is no specific diet recommended for children withdiabetes. People with diabetes are recommended to follow thesame healthy eating principles recommended for all people. Diabetes management is a balancing act between carbohydrate foodeaten, exercise and insulin. All these factors affect blood glucoselevels (BGLs). Families are responsible for providing the school with detailsabout their child's food requirements and their child's particularhypo treatment (glucose food/drink). Insulin is delivered by pen device, syringe or pump. Students with type 1 diabetes often require three to fourinjections per day and may need insulin at school, including beforeand after school care. While school sta Continue reading >>

Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

A CDC-recognized, structured lifestyle change programdeveloped specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes. It is designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have diabetes. A trained lifestyle coach leads the program to help participants change certain aspects of their lifestyle, like eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity. The program also includes group support from others who share the participants goals and struggles. This lifestyle change program is not a fad diet or an exercise class. And its not a quick fix. Its a year-long program focused on long-term changes and lasting results. There are sixteen, once weekly meetings followed by bi-monthly to monthly maintenance meetings for the remainder of the year. expose medical students to the challenges faced by patients dealing with the diagnosis of pre-diabetes foster empathy in medical students as they interact with patients who have pre-diabetes learn and utilize skills in Motivational Interviewing and facilitating groups in order for medical students to learn more effective ways to educate patients on chronic illness (pre-diabetes) and how to encourage patient ownership in their own health and healthcare Students attend a 2-3 hour shortened training in order to learn how to co-facilitate DPP Classes. They attend 3 consecutive classes of the 16-once weekly DPP classes; students watch the first one, assist with the second, and facilitate the third class on their own with YVMH facilitator assistance. Continue reading >>

How To Help Students Implement Effective Diabetes Management

How To Help Students Implement Effective Diabetes Management

Check Blood Glucose Levels Plan for Disposal of Sharp Objects and Materials That Come in Contact with Blood Recognize and Treat Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose) Recognize and Treat Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose) Administer Insulin and/or Other Diabetes Medication Plan for Disasters and Emergencies Follow an Individualized Meal Plan Promote Regular Physical Activity Help to Maintain a Healthy Weight Plan for Special Events, Field Trips, and Extracurricular Activities Deal with Emotional and Social Issues Understand Why Diabetes Self-Management Is Important Diabetes management involves checking blood glucose levels throughout the day, following an individualized meal plan, getting regular physical activity, and administering insulin and/or blood glucose-lowering medications. These actions are taken to help maintain blood glucose levels in the target range and to prevent hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Students with diabetes must have access to supplies and equipment for immediate treatment of high and low blood glucose levels at all times. Additional elements of effective diabetes management in school include: planning for appropriate disposal of sharp objects and materials that come in contact with blood; planning for disasters, emergencies, and lockdowns; planning for school-sponsored events outside the usual school day; and dealing with the emotional and social aspects of living with diabetes. Check Blood Glucose Levels One of the most important diabetes management tasks is to check (or monitor) blood glucose levels throughout the day using a blood glucose meter or a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Students who use a CGM also use a blood glucose meter to verify CGM readings. Blood Glucose Meter A blood glucose meter is a small portable machine used to check blood Continue reading >>

Diabetes Lesson Plans And Lesson Ideas | Brainpop Educators

Diabetes Lesson Plans And Lesson Ideas | Brainpop Educators

Make-a-Movie Lesson Plan: Produce a Public Service Announcement (PSA) This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, invites students to explore BrainPOP resources to learn about a health or safety topic. The lesson may be used with a range of topics in units including Diseases, Injuries, & Conditions ; Nutrition ; Personal Health ; Psychology & Behavior , and more. After exploring the topic, students produce a BrainPOP-style public service announcement (PSA) using Make-a-Movie and plan their PSA using Make-a-Map. See more Managing Diabetes Lesson Plan: The Diabetic Dog Game In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the elements a diabetic needs to balance for healthy living. Students will identify the causes and effects of living with diabetes, and create an artistic expression of the "juggling act" a person with type 2 diabetes has to perform for healthy living. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more Diseases, Injuries, and Conditions Lesson Plan: Raising Health Awareness In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students take part in a hands-on activity to explore the difference between diseases, injuries, and conditions. Students then select a disease, injury, or condition that they or someone they know has been affected by and research prevention and treatment methods. They will use BrainPOP resources as well as other internet sites to develop research skills as they find, compile, and summarize information about health and raising health awareness. Finally, students will design a way to raise community awareness about their selected disease, injury, or condition, and/or a related foundation or charity. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. Se Continue reading >>

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