Diabetes Presentation

posted Sep 23, 2014, 5:06 PM by Patrick Johnson
Today we had a community health nurse talk to our class about diabetes. We have a student in our class who has diabetes and the presentation was arranged to give students information about diabetes and how they can help support the student with diabetes in our classroom. Students were terrific during the presentation and asked thoughtful questions. The nurse (who is diabetic herself) demonstrated how she measures her blood sugar as well as how she injects herself with insulin.

Measuring blood sugar levels:

The nurse demonstrates how she receives insulin through injection:

Going over the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and what to do to help a student who is diabetic and exhibiting these symptoms: