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In School Staff Training
We provide on-site training for school personnel on basic diabetes care, nutritional concerns and handling emergencies. We encourage all school staff to be involved in the training, consider including playground monitors, food service personnel, bus drivers and classrooms aides. One of our trained educators are RNs or Certified Diabetes Educators will work with you to find a good time to work with your 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 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 comfortable with 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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