South Dakota Board of Nursing’s Approved Training for Unlicensed Diabetes Aides

Developed by:

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Gloria Damgaard, RN, MS, FRE, Executive Director
Linda Young, RN, MS, FRE, BC, Practice Specialist

Certified Diabetes Educators

Rhonda Jensen, RN, CNS, CDE
Mary Lobb Oyos, RN, CNS, CDE, BC-ADM

About this Course

This training program has been specifically designed to prepare you to assist persons with diabetes to receive their subcutaneous (SQ) insulin when a licensed nurse is not available to administer the insulin. In order for a registered nurse to appropriately and safely delegate the task of insulin administration by the SQ route the nurse must ensure that unlicensed persons complete this training, pass the South Dakota Board of Nursing’s Unlicensed Diabetes Aide exam, can safely perform diabetes care tasks, and finally be registered as an Unlicensed Diabetes Aide by the SD Board of Nursing. This training course will take about 5 hours to complete.

Diabetes Aide Training

Complete all of the following modules:

As you complete this training course the RN responsible for delegating the task of insulin administration should be available to discuss the content and answer your questions.

Once you have completed the modules notify your delegating RN. The RN will then provide you 5 hours of clinical/lab training. Hands-on training will allow you to learn, practice, and gain confidence to perform the tasks safely and competently.

Following clinical/lab training complete the Application for Initial UDA Registration, , to apply to take the Board of Nursing’s UDA exam and upon passing to be registered as a UDA. Following registration as a UDA you may then accept the delegated task of insulin administration by the RN.