Journal of Behavioral Health and Psychology. 2021; 10(2):(296-322)


Diabetes: An ongoing challenge in the schools

Michael F. Shaughnessy and Effie Laman

Abstract

Diabetes is an ever-increasing disease that consumes a large amount of medical professional time and requires a good deal of education on the part of the patient/student, and often constant monitoring and vigilance of blood sugar levels. This paper cursorily reviews the two types of diabetes and discusses the emotional and physical toll that this disease. Contemporary treatment approaches are discussed (diet, exercise) and ongoing concerns for school personnel are reviewed.

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