I am a South African grade 1 teacher, with a delightful little diabetic child in my class. I am required to monitor his glucose, and inject him with insulin should his blood sugar levels become too high (over 15). The injection is in a pen format.
I have no problem monitoring this child and his condition, not do I have an issue injecting him when needed.
I am, however, concerned as to the legal requirements for me to be administering his treatment. What forms or consent do I need to get from the parents? And should I have some form of indemnity should something go wrong??
* Should I be wearing gloves (or a glove) when injecting?
* He often goes very high (18++). Is this normal? Should I be concerned?
Your assistance with these inquiries would be helpful.
– Cindy G