support for parents - school section

Training of designated personnel

Special training on Type 1 diabetes is required for designated school personnel, such as:

A - How to measure the student’s blood sugar :

This should ideally be done before meals and one hour after.

1 – If the student wears a CGMS (Continuous Glucose Monitoring System) : Check the sugar level on the monitor (usually located on or near the pump).
2 – If this is not the case, the measurement should be checked with the glucometer.

In order to do this, you have to prepare the glucometer:

  • Remove one strip from the container, then close the container.
    • Insert the strip into the meter, push firmly until the meter turns on.
    • Wait for the signal indicating that the meter is ready.
    • Prick the student’s finger.
  • Insert a new lancet and slide the button on the lancing device until it clicks.
  • Place the lancing device on the side of the student’s fingertip and press the button.
  • Pinch the finger lightly to get a small drop of blood.
  • Touching the drop of blood with the strip
  • This will absorb the blood and the meter will display a reading (wait 5 seconds to read it). If it is less than 4 mmol/L, it should be corrected by giving carbohydrates.

Training of designated staff in schools

B - Supervising the consumption of meals or snacks at scheduled times

C - React promptly to signs of hypoglycemia as directed by the intervention guide.