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Diabetes Care Tasks at School

UPDATED! Safe at School Training Curriculum: Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know

About the curriculum

The American Diabetes Association®'s (ADA) Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know is a 19-module training curriculum. Each module provides a PowerPoint slide deck containing key information about a specific diabetes care task. A post-quiz is available at the end of each module.

This curriculum is intended to be used with the ADA’s free Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel. If at all possible, this guide should be reviewed prior to training and used in conjunction with the modules.

The school nurse and/or pediatric diabetes health care professional should use these modules to train non-clinical school staff to perform diabetes care tasks. These modules focus specifically on how diabetes care should be done in the school setting and may also be used to train caregivers in the child care, camp, and other settings. Each PowerPoint slide deck contains detailed talking points for the presenter to use that are accessible in the "Notes" view.

The modules may also be presented at school staff and parent meetings to increase diabetes awareness and to provide information and guidance on how to meet the diabetes management needs of children.

Materials for download

Please freely download and use the materials on this page.

Table of contents

Diabetes care tasks training modules

  1. Diabetes Basics (PPT)
  2. Diabetes Medical Management Plan (PPT)
  3. Hypoglycemia (PPT)
  4. Hyperglycemia (PPT)
  5. Blood Glucose Monitoring (PPT)
  6. Continuous Glucose Monitoring (PPT)
  7. Glucagon Administration (PPT)
  8. Insulin Basics (PPT)
  9. Insulin by Syringe and Vial (PPT)
  10. Insulin by Pen (PPT)
  11. Insulin by Pump (PPT)
  12. Ketones (PPT)
  13. Nutrition and Physical Activity (PPT)
  14. Psychosocial (PPT)
  15. Before and After School Care (PPT)
  16. After School Programs Sports/Camps (PPT)
  17. Legal Considerations (PPT)
  18. Child Care (PPT)
  19. Type 2 Diabetes (PPT)

Page updated October 11, 2023.