General Program Updates

H.A.N.D.S. Helping Administer to the Needs of the Student with Diabetes in School

American Diabetes Association position statement: Diabetes Care in the School Setting
This document was revised and published in October 2015.

Diabetes Clinical Practice Recommendations for 2015
This document is from the American Diabetes Association.

Breneman, C., Heidari, K., Butler, S., Porter, R., & Wang, X. (2015). Evaluation of the effectiveness of the H.A.N.D.S.SM program – A school nurse diabetes management education program. The Journal of School Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1059840514568895 Access the article here.

CDC Clinical Reminder:  Insulin Pens Must Never Be Used for More than One Person
This January 10, 2012 notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as a reminder that insulin pens must never be used on more than one person. 

Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel
This guide contains user-friendly tools, copier-ready emergency care plans, a sample IHP, diabetes primer and glossary, and a review of school responsibilities under federal laws.

Use of Fingerstick Devices on More than One Person Poses Risk for Transmitting Bloodborne Pathogens
This article is from the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases and Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Page last updated October 2015.

Related Links


Jade Bland-Slaffey
Nurse Education and Practice Specialist
Send email 

Danielle Harris
Program Manager
Send email 

In this section

Promotional Flyer

General Program Updates

Participant Resources

Related Links


Diabetes in Children 

Evaluation and CNE Certificates

H.A.N.D.S.SM Online

Presenter Online Forum