Endocrinology and Diabetes
Parent-Designated Adult Class for Students with Diabetes
Parent-Designated Adult Classes for 2013
Seattle Children’s offers classes for volunteers to assist children with diabetes-related tasks at school. The parent designates an adult volunteer – often a teacher, office personnel, principal or school parent volunteer – to attend a three-hour training session at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Please note that this class is not designed for school nurses, however, they are welcome to attend as an observer as space permits. In order to become a parent-designated adult (PDA), the volunteer must have additional training (suggested annually) provided by a Certified Diabetes Educator or expert in diabetes.
During the training, volunteers get an overview of diabetes and learn about:
- Blood sugar testing
- Insulin administration
- Ketone testing
- Hypoglycemia signs, symptoms and treatment
- Glucagon administration
- Insulin pump basics: how they work, treatment of hyperglycemia, delivering boluses, infusion sets and insulin on board
Times, dates and location
Classes for 2013 will be offered on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room RC.3.905. Classes will be offered on January 5, March 16, May 25, August 24, September 7, October 19 and November 16. Dates may change if needed.
Classes often fill up a few months in advance, so it is important to sign up as far in advance as possible. The class is free and parents do not need to attend with their PDA. Parking is available in the Lot 1. Please walk across Penny Drive and enter through the River entrance of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Please bring a photo ID and the student’s individual healthcare plan.
We hope this class will be helpful with the transition back to school for all parties involved. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please call Anne Moersen at 206-987-5037 to register.