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A diabetes care plan will help your child's teachers and other school staff know when and how to manage your child's diabetes. For example, if your child needs to eat shortly after taking insulin or to have a snack in class, then a teacher or other adult can make sure that this happens.
At the same time, the teacher will know not to make your child stand out as "the kid with diabetes." Your child may also feel better knowing that his or her teachers or other school staff can help when needed.
It's a good idea to meet with the school staff, including the principal, teachers, coaches, bus driver, school nurse, and lunchroom workers, before your child starts school and at the beginning of each school year. Update the plan each year before school starts, and tell the school staff about any changes to the plan.
A diabetes care plan lists all the information that the school staff needs to know to make sure your child's diabetes is under control. Be sure to write down information about:
The diabetes plan should also state that your child is allowed to:
Other Works ConsultedJackson CC, et al. (2015). Diabetes care in the school setting: A position statement of the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care, 38(1): 1958-1963. DOI: 10.2337/dc15-1418. Accessed January 11, 2016. Siminerio LM, et al. (2014). Care of young children with diabetes in the child care setting: A position statement of the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care, 37(10): 2834-2842. DOI: 10.2337/dc14-1676. Accessed October 9. 2014.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerStephen H. LaFranchi, MD - Pediatric Endocrinology
Current as ofDecember 7, 2017
Current as of: December 7, 2017
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Stephen H. LaFranchi, MD - Pediatric Endocrinology
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