Chicago Teachers to Learn Ins and Outs of Diabetes Management

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Before kids come back to school, Chicagoland teachers and staff go to school to learn the ins and outs of diabetes management. On Monday, August 31, the University of Illinois at Chicago will host and run the largest Chicagoland training for teachers and other school staff members tasked with getting up to speed on diabetes – including learning behavioral signs associated with “sugar crashes”, how to monitor blood sugar levels, what foods diabetic kids should avoid and carb management. Under the Safe at School law, passed in 2010, every child with diabetes in a Chicago Public School must be assigned an aide trained in diabetes management. The aid can be a school nurse, or a teacher or other staff member at the child’s school who has undergone special training. This is the 4th year that the University of Illinois at Chicago has hosted the training, and it is expected that more than 200 school teachers and staff will attend this year’s training. The training will be held at UIC Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave.

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