Most important Document regarding Diabetes Care:
Log for Documentation of Diabetes Care:
Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body's inability to produce any or enough insulin, or use glucose normally, causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. In diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin (Type 1 Diabetes) or the body cannot respond normally to the insulin that is made (Type 2 Diabetes). Insulin is the hormone, made by the pancreas, that helps glucose enter the cells. This causes glucose levels in the blood to rise, leading to symptoms such as increased urination, extreme thirst, and unexplained weight loss.
Signs/Symptoms and Treatment:
- Always follow a child's Individual Healthcare Plan for diabetes management and care guidelines.
- If a child or family member reports that a student has diabetes, call your school nurse consultant right away so a healthcare plan can be developed.
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