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Transcript of diabetes
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How would you feel? THOUGHT EXPERIMENT Issues of diabetes in the classroom Diabetes prevalence has almost doubled since 2000, and will increase by another 1.5 million people by 2020. When combined with undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes,about one in three people will be affected by 2020.
Canadian Diabetes Association What is diabetes? -Diabetes is a chronic and can be a fatal disease
-characterized by high blood glucoese (sugar) levels and if it is not managed properly it can damage blood vesels, organs and nerves
-insulin is a hormone needed so cells can take up sugars consumed from food for energy
- diabetic patients either have a lack of insulin, no insulin or cells are insulin resistant Diabetes Type 1 Gestational Type 2
1. Well-educated staff.
Many teachers do not understand the symptoms associated with high and low blood sugar levels.
They need to know how to respond efficiently and effectively to ensure the safety of the student.
2. Management of diabetes in a school environment.
Uncontrolled blood sugar levels can be a problem for the student and needs to be treated right away because it can cause long-term complications. in differential
instructions for the social
and emotional well-being
of the student through planning
and awareness parent and student
discussion /IEP Recognizing behaviour that is
caused by blood sugar levels before adjusting instructions physical activity in the classroom
and low blood sugar When planning a lesson or any class event that involves food, notify the student prior to this event.
-helps to create an inclusive classroom Create a supportive environment
in the classroom.
-having a presentation on diabetes to create awareness and understanding in the classroom
-providing a safe place in the class or out of the class where the student can test their blood Providing a supervised location in the school for exercise when needed, to help regulate blood sugar levels TEACHING IMPLICATIONS In the classroom, have a
signal between you and the student Being aware of hypoglycemia(low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia(high blood sugar) problems that could happen in the classroom Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) Hyperglycemia (high bloood sugar) Caused by: too much insulin,
lack of food or too much
Treatment: glucose tablets,
fruit juice or regular soda
Symptoms: ? Caused by: too little insulin,
or eating too much sugary foods
Treatment: insulin, water,
or diet soda
Symptoms:? L Let's brainstorm - Providing extensions for
assignments when needed Proactive educators=happy students