Making the Grade in Diabetes Care

A Class for School Personnel

Monday, October 10, 2016
8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Butterworth Hospital, East Auditorium
100 Michigan Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Parking is available in the Spectrum Health lot at 522 Plymouth Street NE. Shuttle service will take participants to/from the parking lot and Butterworth Hospital.

HDVCH Pulmonology will be joining us this year for a presentation on caring for children with asthma!


The purpose of this activity is to provide school personnel with enhanced skills and tools to meet the challenges and needs of managing a school-age child with diabetes.


  • Describe current nursing management of treatment for children and adolescents with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • State the three insulin dosage components of an intensive insulin therapy program and the responsibility of the school staff. 
  • Explain the importance of nutrition in diabetes management.
  • Review signs and symptoms of diabetes.
  • Discuss insulin pump therapy and the nurses' role in real time glucose monitoring for children in the school.
  • Describe ways to maximize learning, social and coping skills with a supportive school environment.
  • Discuss insulin pens/pumps and monitors to care givers at school.

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