For the Jan. 7 Professional Learning Day, the Cobb County School District school nurses, consulting nurses, itinerant nurses and special education nurses including countywide and school based nurse met at the KSU Continuing Education Conference Center to attend the Diabetes Management in Schools presented by Kathy Miller, ARNP, Ph.D, Clinical Faculty in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Dr. Miller (pictured above, between CathyJo Caputo, Area 4 Consulting Nurse and Anne Coyle, District Nursing Supervisor) presented on various aspects of diabetes, including the emotional issues, implications and responsibilities, 504 plans, individual education plans, insulin administration and insulin pumps. Sue Tocher, MS, RD, CDE, Diabetes Education Coordinator with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Emory presented on carbohydrate counting. All 150 nurses in attendance not only maximized their learning on the newest trends in this growing health issue, but received hands on experience with the newest diabetic equipment.
Several vendors were in attendance for information including Roche, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, American Diabetes Association, and School Health. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was helpful in each nurse attaining 5.2 continuing education credits for the day. Each nurse received training manuals, books, calculator, a new glucometer and a diabetes kit totaling $250 in value.