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Diabetes

Information and resources for parents of children with diabetes.

Diabetes Forms

Diabetes and other nursing/health related forms can be found on the Nursing Forms page.

What You Should Do

If you have a child with diabetes, it's important that you contact your school to discuss any special health-related needs your student might have.

Contact Your School

Inform the school principal and school nurse that your student has diabetes when the enrolling in school or is newly diagnosed with the disease.

  • Provide up-to-date accessible emergency contact information.
  • Provide the signed Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP) or medical orders from your student's healthcare provider to the school nurse or a member of the school health team.

Keep in Touch

Maintain open communication between the school health team and classroom teachers for pertinent student information.

  • Work collaboratively with the school health team to implement written care plans, as appropriate.
  • Allow for the sharing of medical information between the school and your student's personal health care providers.
  • Keep school nurse or designated school staff informed of any changes in your student's health status.

Provide Supplies and Equipment

Provide and replenish all supplies and equipment necessary to implement the DMMP, Individualized Healthcare Plan, and Emergency Care Plan. Supplies and equipment may include:

  • Blood sugar meter and strips
  • Ketone monitoring kit
  • Insulin and supplies to give (syringes, pen, pump supplies)
  • Snacks
  • Fast-acting sugar source
  • Glucagon emergency kit

After-school Activity Considerations

Inform appropriate school staff ( school nurse, principal, teachers, coaches, assistive personnel, and others) when the student plans to participate in before and after school-sponsored activities to ensure the health and safety of your student.

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