CBSE permits diabetic students to have snacks mid-exam

Students suffering from Type-I diabetes can now take snacks during Class X and Class XII board examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education.

In a circular, the Board said 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.

These children need frequent meals to avoid hypoglycemia which may otherwise affect their performance, the CBSE circular said.

Such students can carry items like sugar tablets, fruits, snacks and water to the examination centre which has to be kept with invigilators.

The CBSE, however, said the certificate of the student’s medical condition should be forwarded by the principal of the school concerned.

Date: Feb 22, 2017

Source: PTI