Est. time: 20 min

Diabetes is the most prevalent chronic disease among children and adolescents. Studies have estimated that diabetes affects approximately 1 in 400 school-age children and with increasing trends of childhood obesity, this number is continually rising. As a teacher, you will likely have the responsibility of caring for the safety and education of a child afflicted with diabetes. Written by Brittany Gage, GCN's Research & Writer, you will learn the following objectives in this tutorial: What is Diabetes, Types of Diabetes, Symptoms, Health Risks, How is Diabetes Managed, Low Blood Glucose, High Blood Glucose, Elements of Diabetes Management, Who is Responsible, Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP), Education Plan, Diabetes and the Law, And emphasizing nutrition and exercise.