to help the blood sugar rise. Glucose tablets, Smarties, apple
sauce and juice boxes will be kept in the health office and in Nate’s diabetes care kit that will be
kept with Joe at all times.
IF BLOOD SUGAR: GIVE:Is less than 80 3 Glucose Tablets, OR2 Packages of Smarties, OR1 Juice Box, Or 1 Apple Sauce2 Quick Sticks
Nate likes variety. He does not like to treat his low blood sugar with the same form of quick-actingcarbohydrate every time he goes low. Only using apple juice to treat a low, for example, is likeeating the same sandwich every single day for lunch. Thus, we give him the following options: juice, Smarties, glucose tablets, Quick Sticks and apple sauce.After treatment wait 10-15 minutes and recheck the blood sugar. Nate should not eat anythingduring this time, as other foods can slow down the absorption of the sugar into his system. If hisblood sugar is less than 80 repeat the above steps (ie: give more sugar and wait an additional 10-15 minutes to r
echeck the blood sugar…keep doing this until h
is blood sugar is greater than 80).
IF NATE IS UNCONSCIOUS OR HAVING A SEIZURE/OR UNABLE TO TAKE SOMETHINGBY MOUTH:1.
Have someone call 911 and then parents2.
Give Glucagon (medication in the red container). Give .50 mg (1/2 of the medication) into the
front of Nate’s thigh.
Roll Nate on his side (This medication may cause vomiting).4.
Turn insulin pump off (remove pod from Nate’s body –
simply peel off of his person)5.
Wait 10 minutes and then check blood sugar. Give sips of juice, once Nate is conscious.
HIGH BLOOD SUGAR:
People with diabetes may have high blood sugars and spill extra sugar into the
urine on some occasions. These occasions include periods of growth, stress, illness, overeating and/or lack of exercise, medications, etc. High sugars are generally not an emergency (unless accompanied byabdominal pain or vomiting or if they persist for a prolonged period of a few hours). High blood sugarsigns and symptoms can include:1.
Mild: Thirst, frequent urination, sweet breath 2.
Moderate: Dry mouth, nausea, stomach cramps 3.
Severe: Labored deep breathing, extreme weakness, confusion, and eventuallyunconsciousness (coma).
Call parents for blood sugar greater than 250. Extra insulin may need to begiven by the school nurse. Nate will need to drink sugar free fluids and urinate more frequently.Test Nate for ketones via Blood Ketone Meter.
Please allow him to consume as much water as hewants and make bathroom privileges readily available.