SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS FOR SCHOOL
PERSONNEL
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease that
impairs the body’s ability to use food.
Diabetes must be man...
Frequent urination
Excessive thirst
Dry, hot skin
Abdominal pain
Chest pain
Drowsiness, lethargy
Increased hunger
Weight l...
 Headache
 Sweating
 Pale, moist skin
 Cold, clammy
 Extreme/sudden hunger
 Weakness, dizziness
 Shakiness
 Fatigu...
 Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is an
EMERGENCY! A blood sugar level below 70 is
an emergency.
 Never leave a person wi...
 Erratic behavior such as aggression, abnormal
hostility or profanity, could indicate abnormal
blood sugar levels.
 Unus...
 DKA results from untreated high blood sugar
 This is an emergency if symptoms occur
 Symptoms to look for: nausea, vom...
 Recognize that a change in the student’s
behavior could be a symptom of blood sugar
levels
 Recognize signs/symptoms of...
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Diabetes for School Personnel

  1. 1. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL
  2. 2. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease that impairs the body’s ability to use food. Diabetes must be managed 24 hours a day in order to avoid the potentially life- threatening consequences of blood glucose(sugar) levels that are either too high(hyperglycemia) or too low(hypoglycemia)
  3. 3. Frequent urination Excessive thirst Dry, hot skin Abdominal pain Chest pain Drowsiness, lethargy Increased hunger Weight loss Fatigue(tired) Slow, healing wounds Fruity, sweet or wine-like odor on breath Stupor, unconsciousness Seizure Death
  4. 4.  Headache  Sweating  Pale, moist skin  Cold, clammy  Extreme/sudden hunger  Weakness, dizziness  Shakiness  Fatigue, tiredness  Rapid, pulse rate  Blurred, double vision  Shallow breathing  Confusion, inattention  Loss of coordination  Changed behavior or personality  Combative  Seizure/Death
  5. 5.  Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is an EMERGENCY! A blood sugar level below 70 is an emergency.  Never leave a person with low blood sugar alone
  6. 6.  Erratic behavior such as aggression, abnormal hostility or profanity, could indicate abnormal blood sugar levels.  Unusual complaints of thirst, needing to use the restroom, extreme drowsiness, all could indicate abnormal blood sugar levels.
  7. 7.  DKA results from untreated high blood sugar  This is an emergency if symptoms occur  Symptoms to look for: nausea, vomiting, deep breathing, decreasing levels of consciousness, coma
  8. 8.  Recognize that a change in the student’s behavior could be a symptom of blood sugar levels  Recognize signs/symptoms of high and low blood sugar  Communicate with the school nurse  Respect privacy and confidentiality
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