{Diabetes at School} Low Blood Sugar Classroom Kits

by Leighann on August 14, 2013

Diabetes At School

School is going to be here before we know it (darn!) and parents are already thinking about sending their child with diabetes to school. If you are new to diabetes, your child is going to school for the first time, or you are a seasoned pro, join me in the coming weeks as I share some posts from the archives as well as new content. Today I’ve got a new one for you.

Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child.

Low Blood Sugar Classroom Kits

In addition to the long list of school supplies we have to gather each fall, we also have to get all of our diabetes supplies together. We decided with the school to stash some low blood sugar kits throughout the school. Q doesn’t carry her supply bag everywhere, so it’s good to have items to quickly treat lows when she is in other areas of the school such as PE, music, art, and library.

I keep these simple and only include the basics. If she needs additional snacks or treatment, she can return to the classroom where her supplies are kept. I like to use pencil boxes because they are sturdy and cheap. And I label them with our medical alert labels.

Low Blood Sugar Classroom Kits

  • Blood glucose meter, test strips, lancing device, lancets
  • Juice box
  • Travel roll of glucose tablets and/or Smarties
  • Glucose gel
  • 2-page instruction sheet

Tip: Pick up extra blood sugar meters at diabetes walks, product expos, and camps. Your endocrinologist can write you a prescription so that you can pick one up at the pharmacy. Insurance companies often pay all or most of the cost. You can also call the manufacturer and see if they will send you additional meters.

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And Another Thing…

I describe our 2-page instruction sheet in Kids First, Diabetes Second.

{Diabetes at School } 504 Plan

Read more posts about Diabetes at School.

504 Plans (Sanofi The DX): I asked Crystal Jackson, who works in Government Affairs & Legal Advocacy for the American Diabetes Association, for some advice about 504 plans.

ADA Read the Safe at School: Safety and Fairness for Children with Diabetes information and learn about your legal rights for your child at school.

JDRF You can request a School Advisory Toolkit and can also ask that a mentor contact you.

Children With Diabetes Sample 504 plans by age that you can download.

Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child.

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1 Mk August 4, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Do you have an example of the instruction sheet you enclose in the class kits ?

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