TL1 predoctoral trainee take diabetes education to St. Louis area school nurses

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TL1 predoctoral trainee, Lauren Kazmaier with Michelle Bockstruck, clinical nurse coordinator for Pediatric Endocrinology at Washington University in St. Louis

TL1 predoctoral trainee and 3rd year medical student at the UMKC School of Medicine, Lauren Kazmaier, recognized that caring for children with type 1 diabetes in a school setting can be extremely challenging. While this is true for many reasons, a lack of formal education and training in diabetes treatment and management by many school nurses is a significant concern. Kazmaier explained, “Since school-aged children spend the majority of their day at school, it’s really important to optimize the diabetes care they receive in this setting in order to help prevent adverse outcomes.”

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