Managing Diabetes at School
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.
American Diabetes Association (ADA) Position Statement: Care of children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
ADA Position Statement: Diabetes Care in the School and Day Care Setting
ADA Guidelines for use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Sensors in a School Setting
ADA Sample Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP) from Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel
AADE Position Statement 2016: Management of Children with Diabetes in the School Setting
- You’ve Got This - Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes – Guide for Young Adults
- Off to College for Students
- Off to College for Caregivers
- Off to Work for the young Professional
JDRF School Advisory Toolkit for Families
NIDDK Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition (DDRC)
DDRC Patient Preparedness Plan (short version)
DDRC Patients Preparedness Plan (long version and more details)
DDRC Patient Preparedness Plan – Spanish
Jordan Bennett Weiss Fund Warning Signs of Diabetes
The Warning Signs of Diabetes are a community outreach tool to distribute to your school systems.
They can be posted on school websites or sent home with students.
The following languages are available: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Mandarin.
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