Keeping the issue of health in mind of type-1 diabetes students, CBSE announced that such students are allowed to carry sugar tablets, chocolate, candy and water bottles along with the other things.
According to the reports the order came from the board after Dr. Ashok Jhingan, chairman of Delhi Diabetes Research Center approach with the results of study which was conducted on Kendriya Vidyalaya students.
Study revealed what?
The study show that patients who depend on insulin injections very often suffer from headache, irritability and confusion as their sugar level began to drop. Keeping the same study in mind, four KV schools allowed type-1 diabetes students to have mid exam snack.
Circular issued by CBSE
The board has taken this step because "children need frequent meals to avoid hypoglycemia which is a danger for the life since it leaves them demotivated and frustrated."
"A significant number of children suffer from Type-I diabetes and need insulin injections at regular intervals to keep their blood glucose levels in check," the circular added.
However, the food items will remain concealed with invigilators and will hand over them to the students only on demand.
List of items which needs to be carried
- Diabetes students are allowed to have banana, apple/orange, sandwich and a 500 ml of water bottle.
- Children are allowed to carry items which are essentially divided into 4 categories. However, to carry these items student needs to submit a certificate from diabetic specialist along with the full history of diabetes.