School ServicesCustom training for staff and students
Why Training? Why DYS?
Fewer School Nurses
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.
Our team of trained nurses and educators can visit your school and train the entire staff about type 1 diabetes management. Our on-site training, covers topics such as 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. Our trained RN’s and Certified Diabetes Educators will work with you to find an appropriate time that works for you and the school staff. These sessions are free of charge.
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 help make the students more aware and educated about diabetes. This understanding fosters respect, empathy and open communication. This makes the classroom more comfortable for everyone.