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In School Staff Training
Whether your child is newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, attending a new school, or the staff just needs a refresher- DYS can come out to your school and do an on-site training. Diabetes Youth Services offers a unique service for every family with a child managing type 1 diabetes. Our team of trained nurses and educators can visit your child’s school and train the entire staff about type 1 diabetes management. Our on-site training for school personnel is over topics such as basic diabetes care, nutritional concerns, and handling emergencies. We encourage all school staff to be involved in the training and consider including playground monitors, food service personnel, bus drivers, and classrooms aides. Our educators can get every staff member that interacts with you child comfortable with diabetes. We can also help the staff feel confident in keeping your child healthy, safe, and ready to excel in school. Our trained RN’s and Certified Diabetes Educators will work with your busy schedule to find an appropriate time that works for you and the school staff. These sessions are free of charge and can be tailored to your needs.
We offer age-specific classroom presentations for children with type 1 diabetes. These interactive, entertaining, and educational presentations help to make the classmates of the child with type 1 more comfortable with the disease. Children are curious about diabetes and it is often difficult for a teacher to explain. Our staff can help make the students feel more aware and educated about diabetes and foster respect, empathy and open communication. This makes the classroom more comfortable for everyone.
Why DYS Training?
Medical Staff Assistance
With more schools struggling to provide medical staff during school hours, it is unlikely a nurse will be available to assist students with diabetes at school. Non-medical school staff, such as teachers and administrators, end up providing primary supervision for students with diabetes.
Students Need More Care
Most students with diabetes are now on regimens that require supervision through the school day for testing blood sugars, interpreting the results, discerning how much to eat, and how much insulin to take throughout the day. This requires a much higher level of knowledge about diabetes and responsibility for school personnel.
Understanding = Support
Staff at school would feel much more comfortable meeting the needs of a child with diabetes if they knew how to support that child. DYS is here to help!
Call the DYS office at 419.291-1234 to arrange an on-site training session or to get phone consultation.
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