Safe at School

Safe at School

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For a student using insulin, diabetes must be managed 24/7, including the many hours spent at school, on field trips and in extra-curricular activities.

Some families can send their child with diabetes to school in the morning and feel confident that the school will be prepared to provide the diabetes care that meets their child’s needs. Other families worry that their child won’t have access to good diabetes management, that their child will be excluded from activities or have to take an exam when blood glucose levels are plummeting.

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A written accommodation and care plan is the best way to ensure that your child’s diabetes needs
are met.
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Creating a plan for how diabetes will be managed at school should be a team effort that includes school staff, families, and health care providers.

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When conflicts about care at school arise, it is often because parents and schools have different understandings about care at school.