Safe at School
Our Safe at School Campaign works to make sure that the diabetes management needs of students are met so they are healthy and safe when they are at school, and all school sponsored activities. By working as a team, families, health care providers, and school staff can make this a reality.
Younger and newly diagnosed students depend on school staff to monitor blood sugar and administer insulin. Others need support as they self-manage. And all students need trained school staff who can recognize and treat high and low blood glucose and administer emergency glucagon.
Diabetes management is 24/7 and doesn't take a break during the school day. Schools need to provide proper care and support to help prevent life-threatening medical complications.
The diabetes health care professional community strongly supports the training of non-medical school personnel to provide supplementary diabetes care in schools.
Thousands of advocates across the country are working for the day when all children with diabetes receive fair treatment at school!