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CBSE Releases Guidelines for Diabetic Students

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New Delhi: Guidelines have been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for students with Type-1 diabetes who will be taking the board exams in 2024. According to CBSE, the guidelines have been released in light of the difficulties these students have faced.

The board has provided a number of resources to help students with their medical concerns during exams.

As per the guidelines, the students will be allowed to carry following items in the examination hall in transparent pouch/box:

  1. Sugar tablets/Chocolate/Candy
  2. Fruits like Banana/Apple/Orange
  3. Snack items like Sandwich and any high protein diet
  4. Medicines required as per Doctor’s prescription
  5. Water bottle (500 ml)
  6. Glucometer and glucose testing strips
  7. Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) machine, Flash Glucose Monitoring (FGM) machine and /or insulin pumps

The following Standard Operating Procedures should be followed by the students for availing these facilities:

  1. The students must provide the information that they are suffering from Type-1 Diabetes during registration/submission of LOC.
  2. School/student/parent will approach the examination centre at least a day before the start of the examination and intimate the Centre Superintendent about the items to be carried by the students.
  3. On the day of the examination also, the student must reach the school at least 45 minutes before the start of the examinations. They must reach the hall latest by 9:45 am.

The following documents are required to be uploaded on the portal for availing the facilities in the board examinations:

  • Recommendations of the medical specialist for CM/FGM/Insulin pump during the examinations.
  • Parent’s undertaking that CM/FM/insulin pump is provided to the students and no way it is a communication device which may hamper the safety of the examinations.

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