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Guidelines for Insulin Dosing using the Dexcom G5 CGM System in the School Setting On December 20, 2016, the FDA approved the Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System (Dexcom G5) for insulin dosing for patients ages 2 years and older.
The Dexcom G5 is the only CGM system that has been FDA approved for this use.
Tools for the Diabetes Trainer This toolkit is a folder of materials designed for use by a school nurse, diabetes educator or other health care professional with expertise in diabetes.
These resources will help to teach school staff about diabetes basics and train select staff to perform diabetes management tasks.
The Association has many training and support materials that can prepare and educate school staff to provide needed care to students with diabetes.Pre - and Post - Test Modules Answer Key School Nurse Pump Training Skills Checklist The Association’s Safe at School School Nurse Pump Training Skills Checklist was designed for school nurses and/or designated school employees who provide care for students with diabetes on insulin pumps.Recommendations for Use of Continuous Glucose Monitors in the School Setting The Association’s “Recommendations for Use of Continuous Glucose Monitors in the School Setting” provides the school nurse and other health care professionals with an overview of CGM and guidance for providing care to students who use this technology.These materials are found on the Association's state-specific pages and most may also be accessed through the state's education and/or health department.Check out your state's policies for additional resources.
Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel This free guide, created by the National Diabetes Education Program, a partnership between the National Institutes of Health, the CDC, and over 200 other organizations, including the Association, is comprehensive and user-friendly resource that provides school staff with needed knowledge to help meet students' routine and emergency diabetes needs throughout the school day.