Position Statements and Resources for Care at School
The following resources can be helpful for parents, health care providers, and school staff. Read them then share them with others who are involved in the school care planning process.
American Diabetes Association's Position Statement on Diabetes Care in the School and Day Care Setting.
The Association's official point of view on the appropriate medical treatment and services for students with diabetes.
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
AADE's Safe at School Position Statement
Ensuring the Best In-School Care for Children with Diabetes
American Medical Association's Report 4 of the Council on Science and Public Health.
International Diabetes Foundation's Position Statement on Schools with Diabetes Care
IDF's statement on schools and diabetes care.
American Academy of Pediatrics' Guidelines for the Administration of Medications in School
AAP's policy statement of the administration of medication at school.
Students with Chronic Illnesses: Guidance for Families, Schools, and Students.
A brief outline of general responsibilities for families, students, school districts, and schools regarding the management of chronic illness at school.
Children with Diabetes
Brochure with general information about care of children with diabetes for school personnel and child care providers.
Helping Students with Diabetes Thrive in School
An article by Paula L. Jameson ARNP MSN CDE, On the Cutting Edge, Summer 2006 newsletter of the American Dietetic Association. (PDF)
This article reviewed the common challenges faced by students with diabetes and offers solutions to overcome these challenges.
Helping Your Child Manage Diabetes at School
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Key tips for preparing your child with diabetes to go back to school.
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