Case Study: Angel receives an insulin pump
Angel, a student who is 8 years of age is excited to be getting an insulin pump as it will make it easier for him to manage his type 1 diabetes at school. To support his transition from multi-daily injections to insulin pump therapy his parents let the school know about the change.
When Angel’s treatment regime is changed, his clinical treating team will need to update the diabetes management plan with the family. Angel’s parent or carer will provide the updated diabetes management plan to the school to make sure that his teachers and other relevant staff (including the designated staff members) know how the device works and what it means for Angel on a day-to-day basis.
The designated staff may require additional training to understand how the insulin pump works, which they can complete through the Diabetes in Schools program. Angel’s parents/carers and clinical treating team will make sure that he knows how to use the device and feels confident using it and wearing it. As Angel gets used to his new treatment, there may be additional communication between his parents and the designated staff at the school to ensure that he is well supported during this time.
Level 3 Individualised Skills Training is designed for designated school staff and focuses on the individual student’s type 1 diabetes management including insulin administration, glucose monitoring or hypo management. This practical face-to-face training is delivered in the school by a qualified healthcare professional.