Diabetes Management in the School Setting (2012)
Overweight and Obesity in Youth in Schools - The Role of the School Nurse (2011)
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Managing Diabetes at School: Tools for the School Nurse provides school nurses and other diabetes-trained health care professionals with sample IHPs, as well as tools and resources needed for assessment, planning and implementing the IHP. The diabetes procedures, skills checklists, delegation checklists and forms for documenting students daily diabetes management, compliment the three tiered framework for training school staff outlined in the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel, updated 2010 edition. Tools for the School Nurse is a 220 page spiral manual accompanied by a disc containing forms in PDF and WORD formats, and is adapted from NASN’s H.A.N.D.S.sm (Helping Administer to the Needs of the Student with Diabetes in School) program. Learn More
School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text, 2nd Edition 2013, Janice Selekman, DNSc, RN, NCSN
The most complete school nursing text – 1356 pages! School nurses and pediatric experts bring you real-world-tested, best practices based on evidence and experience. Thoroughly revised and updated, the 2nd Edition reflects the art and science of school nursing today. Chapter 26, Diabetes Management in the School Setting, Sarah Butler, Tara Kaup, Mary A. Swanson, Susan Hoffmann.
1.0 CNE Contact Hour/module
Free to NASN Members! (Non-member price: $15.00/module)
This program is supported by an educational grant from sanofi-aventis U.S.
Module 1: Update on Insulin
Module 2: Introduction to Carbohydrate Counting
The Challenges of Managing Children with Diabetes in the School Setting: The School Nurse Perspective
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Helping Administer to the Needs of the Student with Diabetes in School (H.A.N.D.S.SM)
H.A.N.D.S.SM is a live continuing education full day program developed by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) for school nurses to equip the school nurse with current diabetes knowledge, and provide tools and resources to facilitate effective diabetes management for students at school. It is presented by a School Nurse with a specific interest in diabetes and a Certified Diabetes Educator.
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Childhood Obesity Resources
A wide variety of Web links to resources from NASN and other leading authorities on childhood obesity.
Diabetes School Health Resources
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors School Health Subcommittee has developed Diabetes School Health Resources. The information is organized in the following categories:
Legislation, Guidelines, and State Reports
Training Materials for School Personnel
Educational Materials for Children and Families
Individualized Health Plans for Children with Diabetes
Access the resources.
added to this site 04/12/13
Lilly Diabetes Launches Mobile Application for Those Who Support People with Type 1 Diabetes
The free app serves as a teaching tool for school nurses and can provide guidance for treatment with Lilly Glucagon for Injection (rDNA origin) during severe hypoglycemic events. The app is designed to help people be more prepared, and also provide an opportunity to store locations and expiration dates of their Lilly Glucagon Emergency Kits. The Lilly Glucagon Mobile App is now available on the iTunes® store as a free download for iPhone® or iPad® mobile devices.
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added to this site 09/10/12
Diabetes Report Card 2012: National and State Profile of Diabetes and Its Complications
The Division of Diabetes Translation of the CDC recently released this publication. The report uses data from 2010 to present, highlighting a profile of diabetes and its complications at the national and state level. It also includes information about prediabetes awareness, diabetes outcomes, and risk factors.
Read the full report.
added to this site 08/20/12
American Association for Health Education
McDermott, R. (Ed.) (2009). Diabetes education [Special feature]. American Journal of Health Education, 40(5), 257-307.
This publication addresses interventions from health educators will that will make a significant contribution to the health and well-being of young people with or at risk for diabetes and includes eight feature articles about children with diabetes and children at risk for type 2 diabetes.
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added to this site 12/11/09
The following Web sites provide diabetes management resources for school nurses.
NDEP Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed – A Guide for School Personnel 2010 Edition
(includes Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia Emergency Care Plans)
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
American Diabetes Association:
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation
Children with Diabetes
Colorado Kids with Diabetes An example of a collaborative partnership
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Page Last Updated April 2013