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Back to School! Diabetic Tips

Back to School! Diabetic Tips July 29, 2010

Posted by amdiabetessatx in Uncategorized.

Make your child’s school an American Diabetes Association Safe at School Superstar, a school that provides exemplary care for students with diabetes.

The Checklist of ADA Safe at School practices:

  • THE SCHOOL’S NURSE and administrators coordinate with a student’s parents or guardian and doctor to create a diabetes care plan.
  • WRITTEN CARE PLANS include the Diabetes Management Plan and the Section 504 Plan, which detail everything about a child’s care at school and during school-related activities. This includes what to do in case of an emergency, which school staff members have been trained to provide care, and how much diabetes management the child may do on his or her own.
  • THE SCHOOL ALLOWS a capable child to check blood glucose in class, unless the care plan calls for giving the student assistance or granting privacy.
  • IF A CHILD with diabetes goes on a field trip, a school staff member trained in diabetes care is also present.
  • A CHILD WITH diabetes is welcomed into any after-school program or sports team, and a staff member or coach trained in diabetes care is present at that school-sponsored activity.
  • THE SCHOOL NURSE or other qualified health care professional has trained staff members on how to recognize and treat low blood glucose and administer insulin and glucagon.
  • THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA staff provides nutrition information, including carbohydrate counts, with menus.

*** Fore more info, please visit: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/diabetes-care-at-school/safe-at-school/safe-at-school-statement-of.html

****IF YOU NEED HELP explaining your child’s right to diabetes care to school administrators, start by calling the ADA Center for Information and Community Support at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) and by reviewing the resource at diabetes.org/safeatschool

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