Diabetes specific handouts, care guidelines and school plans for professionals.
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In this issue:

  • Best Practices for Students with Diabetes
  • Sick Day and Emergency Plans
  • Hemoglobin A1C
  • Glucagon and Diabetes Apps
  • School Resources
  • Tips for Teens, Eating Out and Snacks

Best Practices for Students with Diabetes:
View continuing education videos from the recent K-20 Conference: ”Best Practices for Students with Diabetes” from Seattle Children’s:
Watch live nursing grand rounds webcasts the first Thursday of the month, 12-1pm from your computer, or view past sessions in the online video library.

Ready for a Sick Day or Hypo or Hyperglycemic Emergency?
Use these care plans to prepare for emergencies. They include symptoms and treatment from the National Diabetes Education Program. You can also use the sick day management guidelines from Seattle Children’s (Spanish version).

About Hemoglobin A1c
This color coded handout explains the 3 month hemoglobin A1c test and how it differs from daily glucometer readings. Includes normal ranges and tips on how to lower it. From Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Looking for Good Diabetes Related Apps?
You can use the Glucagon app to review how to administer glucagon in the case of severe hypoglycemia when a patient is unconscious or having a seizure.
Check out these previewed apps and games for teens and kids to help with diabetes education and calorie, carb and glucose tracking.

Help for Students with Diabetes
Don’t reinvent the wheel. Use this sample 504 to plan services and accommodations that might be needed by a child with diabetes.

Tips for Teens, Eating Out and Snacks:
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