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For School Nurses

School-age children spend half of their waking hours in school. If they have diabetes, they will need support in school to ensure a safe learning environment.

It is important that school nurses understand current treatment plans for diabetes management and the type of issues that affect school-aged children with this disease.

All students with diabetes must have a written, individualized Diabetes Health Care Plan that meets the requirements of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

In creating such a plan, it is necessary to understand some of the issues with which a child with diabetes contends: monitoring blood glucose, dealing with hypoglycemia, the role of food and activity, field trip preparation and so on.

Resources for School Nurses


Information on using insulin pumps:

Specific info on the pump:
User Guides:
Pump Demo:
Educational tools/ Carb Counting:

Animas Corporation
User’s Guide and FAQ:
Workbook for patients:
Kids and Pumps:
Raising a child or a teen with diabetes can be a challenge:
Animas offers complimentary webinars. From the main page, click on "Community" then "Events" for more information.

Insulet Corporation
Guides and Resources:
Interactive Training:

Download Library:

Tandem Diabetes Care
Customer Support Page has the Download Library:
Customer-Support Reference Guide:
User Guide:

Other Helpful Information
Visual guides for all the different infusion sets:

Upcoming Programs

Page last updated: November 25, 2015