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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.

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.