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 selfmanage. And all students need trained school staff who can recognize and treat high and low blood glucose, and administer emergency glucagon.
Free Back-to-School Webinar
The American Diabetes Association is offering a free back-to-school webinar on July 21 at 2 p.m. (ET). From developing written care plans to learning about your child's federal and state legal protections in the school setting, this webinar will cover vital information for the upcoming school year.
A written accommodation and care plan is the best way to ensure that your child's diabetes needs are met.
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.
When conflicts about care at school arise, it is often because parents and schools have different understandings about care at school.