Diabetes at School: Low Blood Sugar Classroom Kits

by Leighann on August 14, 2013

Summary: “Low blood sugar classroom kits,” including fast-acting sugar such as juice and glucose tablets, can be stashed throughout the school where your student with type 1 diabetes might need them.

Low BG Classroom Kits

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

Low Blood Sugar Kit

Low Blood Sugar Kit

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.

 

Diabetes At SchoolFurther Reading…

Back to School with Diabetes: Lots of information and links!

I have an entire chapter about school in my book Kids First, Diabetes Second.

Read more posts about Diabetes at School.

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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