Helping Students with Diabetes: a Free In-Service for School Personnel

August 10, 2012

On Thursday, August 23 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Paris Health Education Center, Floyd Memorial Hospital is offering a free in-service for school personnel who have students with diabetes.

It is important to educate school personnel about diabetes, how it is managed and how each member of the school staff can help meet the needs of students with the disease.  School principals, administrators, nurses, teachers, coaches, bus drivers, healthcare and lunchroom staff all play a role in making the school experience a safe one for students with diabetes.

New advances in medical research and technology mean a brighter and healthier future for young people with diabetes, and blood glucose levels that are well managed have the potential to help students not only stave off the long-term complications of diabetes but also feel better, happier and more productive at school and at play. Accordingly, students with diabetes need a supportive environment to help them take care of their diabetes throughout the school day and at school-sponsored activities.

A boxed meal will be provided to all attendees.  Registration is required by calling 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723) or online at www.floydmemorial.com/events.