Individuals who accept the day-to-day management of the care of the student with type 1 diabetes

Taking responsibility for the day-to-day care of a student’s diabetes is no small task. There’s always the fear of making a mistake. However, it should be noted that article 1472 of the Civil Code exempts from civil liability a person who, by rescuing another person, causes harm.

 

For all those who agree to manage the student’s diabetes on a day-to-day basis at school, the school intervention protocol includes the following responsibilities:

  • Know and apply the instructions and directives of the intervention guide
    • Supervising or performing blood glucose testing
    • Supervising or performing the administration of insulin
    • Intervene immediately when signs or symptoms of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia occur according to the intervention guide.
    • Ensure carbohydrate intake to correct hypoglycemia
    • Ensure that the interventions carried out are recorded in the logbook.
  • Recognize situations that require notification of the parent and contact the parent when necessary.
  • Periodically check the contents of the kits and notify parents if any materials are missing.

For a complete list of roles and responsibilities, see the School-Based Intervention Protocol for Students with Type 1 Diabetes.