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School district to put diabetes emergency plan into action

By April, every elementary school in Langley will have two staff members trained to deal with Type One diabetes emergency situations.

In total, there are 43 elementary aged students in Langley with Type One diabetes, said Claire Guy, school district assistant superintendent.

Out of a request from a parent, the school district decided to look into having some staff trained in doing a blood sugar test using a glucose gun.

They will also be able to recognize the signs of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) and hyperglycemia (high level) and be able to recognize a student’s equipment, which is necessary to carry out diabetic care, such as the glucometer and insulin pump.

The training is offered to whomever volunteers from each school, said Guy.

The Ministry of Education has also asked for this new protocol.

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