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Assistance With Medication Form

 

Those with diabetes have too much glucose (sugar) in their blood.

Think of how a lock works. Glucose is used for energy in the body and a hormone called insulin works as the key to unlock body cells so that the glucose can be used. Without insulin (the key) the cells (the lock) are unable to use glucose (the energy source).

Diabetes can develop slowly into long-term complications. These complications include heart problems, vision changes, nerve damage, kidney damage, and hearing problems.

A diabetic student must have all supplies at school. This includes a glucose monitor, test strips, needles, insulin, ketone strips, Glucogon, and snacks.

Signs and Symptoms:

Increased thirst                                         Frequent urination

Extreme hunger                                        Unexplained weight loss

Feeling tired or fatigued                       Irritability

Blurred vision                                             Slow-healing sores

Parent Responsibilities:

  • Provide the school with accurate and current emergency contact information annually and with any change.
  • Parent will provide written information daily regarding breakfast time, insulin administered, and dosage.
  •  Provide the school with the health care provider’s written medical orders related to the student’s diabetes management.
  • Provide any new written medical orders when there are changes in the medical management that must be implemented in school.
  • The Health Monitor and the Nurse will be notified in advance of any changes to equipment or additional equipment that will be used at school.
  •  Parent will inspect equipment prior to student coming to school to minimize disruption to academic time.
  • Provide any new written medical orders when there are changes in the medical management that must be implemented in school.

 

It is important to have an updated diabetic plan from your child’s provider. Any time there is a change, please ask for an updated plan to give to the school. Please complete the Assistance With Medication Form when giving medications to the Health Monitor.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your schools Health Monitor or Douglas County Nurse.

 

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