Medical and Scientific Sources of Authority (Position Statements)

Position Statements and Resources for Care at School

The American Diabetes Association works closely with other health organizations and agencies committed to making sure that students with diabetes get the care they need to be safe at school. We also constantly consult with our scientists and leading diabetes researchers and clinicians. The following are technical resources that may be useful to provide to health care providers, school administration officials, and others who are involved in the school care planning process.

Safe at School Statement of Principles sets out three essential components for safe and appropriate school diabetes management. 

American Diabetes Association Materials

American Diabetes Association's Position Statement on Care of Young Children With Diabetes in the Child Care Setting (2014)
Learn about the Association's official point of view on appropriate medical treatment and services for children with diabetes who are in child care.

American Diabetes Association's Position Statement on Diabetes Care in the School Setting
Read the Association's official point of view on the appropriate medical treatment and services for students with diabetes.

Other Materials

Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel
Help educate school personnel about diabetes. Share a set of practices that enables schools to ensure a safe learning environment for students with diabetes. A copy of the guide may be ordered by using the NDEP school guide order form.

American Association of Diabetes Educators Position Statement on the Management of Children with Diabetes in the School Setting

ISPAD Position Statement on Type 1 Diabetes in Schools (2018)

Global IDF/ISPAD Guidelines for Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence (2011)
The International Diabetes Diabetes Foundation (IDF) and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) produced this international consensus statement on the care of children and adolescents with diabetes.

International Diabetes Foundation Position Statement (March 2005)
Read the International Diabetes Foundation's position statement of the rights of children with diabetes at school.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Helping Your Child Manage Diabetes at School
Find guidance from the CDC about best practices for managing diabetes at school.

  • Last Reviewed: July 7, 2016
  • Last Edited: May 28, 2019

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