Training of designated school personnel

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

  1. 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.

2. Supervising the consumption of meals or snacks at scheduled times

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