For students with diabetes who use a cell phone application to monitor blood glucose levels with a CGM, or to control an insulin pump, the Department recommends that the school test coordinator consult with the school nurse, and that the school nurse follow the student’s Individual Health Care Plan and/or 504 plan/IEP in regards to remote monitoring of blood glucose levels. The student may retain the cell phone during testing in order to monitor his or her own glucose levels, or to control the pump, provided that the student is tested in a small group (no more than 10 students) or individually, so that the test administrator can closely monitor the student and ensure that the phone is not used for any other purpose.
Last Updated: April 9, 2021
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