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Training at the Zaragoza Children’s Hospital: how to manage diabetes in the classroom?

Training at the Zaragoza Children’s Hospital: how to manage diabetes in the classroom?Newspaper

Most of a minor’s daily work is spent in school or high school, where the teacher becomes the reference figure for the student. However, this link goes beyond education when the student is suffering from a disease like diabetes The teacher may have to take action if the sugar increases or decreases.

for this you need to knowLearn what symptoms to expect in a student, how to respond to hypo and hyperglycemia, and most importantly, prevent the condition from worsening, “The effects of diabetes can emerge anytime and require immediate attention. However, it is not necessary to call a parent or a professional as the teacher can take care of it himself”, explains Marta Ferrer, pediatrician at the Zaragoza Children’s Hospital.

Over the years and due to the demand felt by the teaching staff, several professionals from the Pediatric Diabetes Unit have organized training sessions for children which have been very well received. This Friday, for example, More than 40 people from educational centers throughout Aragon participated in the talks and workshopsFerrer and diabetes nurse educators Pilar Ferrer and Elisa Civitani. “All students with diabetes wear glucose sensors. These devices beep when levels are too high or too low.” It is important to know how to interpret the data, Most cases are mild and the child is not even aware of it”, assure these professionals.

One of the workshops offered in the infant classroom this Friday.

In any case, adolescents “take more control of the management of their illness” as they grow up, so that above all, learning from a teacher is “essential” in the infant and primary ages. ,If hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) occurs, a glucose tablet should be given that the child always has, We tell them what the measurement should be and when to repeat the measurement. Serious hiccups are very rare, but they need to know how to act because babies, in those cases, may lose consciousness», those details.

food, essential

symptoms are usually shivering, pallor or even loss of appetite, The fact of being able to provide a pill to the student is “more beneficial” to the teacher, who previously had to handle the intramuscular preparation (injection) before getting up. “We also teach them diet is fundamentall For this type of student body, because it is essential to control carbohydrates in their diet. It is at lunch time that more care should be taken,” he pointed out.

In this sense, one of workshops This Friday has been all about healthy eating and portions. In this, the professional takes a more practical part by showing different foods such as fruit or bread to explain the hydrates each has. Other workshops on the management of hypoglycemia and the technologies that control the pathology, such as sensors and insulin pumps, are also given side by side.

Pediatrician Marta Ferrer, in a talk.

These professionals, years ago, He visited the educational centers to provide this training, but “there are not enough staff” to do this job at the moment and, moreover, leave the hospital. “Ideal would be that health and education will be coordinated So that these students come to class as normal as possible,” he said. “We are delighted with the response because we have already done seven editions of this training and they have always been very well received. We rate well in satisfaction surveys,” he indicated.

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