Updated on Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:07pm

About Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Persons with high blood sugar will typically experience frequent urination, they will become increasingly thirsty and hungry. There are three major types of Diabetes:

  • Type 1 Diabetes: The body does not produce insulin.

  • Type 2 Diabetes: The body does not produce enough insulin, nor do the body’s cells respond properly to the insulin.

  • Gestational Diabetes: Affects females during pregnancy.

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School Considerations for Students with Diabetes

Students with Diabetes will likely require some type of medical intervention whether that be be glucose monitoring, calculating carbohydrates, administering insulin, checking ketones or possibly needing an emergency medication. Current health care provider orders will be required along with a school health care plan and all supplies. Arrangements for school field trips will need to be planned for in advance. For additional questions or information contact your district Registered Nurse.