Sometimes challenges may arise outside of the K-12 classroom context.
- Is your child allowed to go on a field trip if you can't accompany her?
- Can a summer camp refuse to admit your child just because he has diabetes?
- How should a high school student prepare for the transition to college?
Parents, health care providers and schools will find the resources below helpful in the planning for specific situations and times in a student's life.
Special Considerations for Students
Resources for Extracurricular Activities, Camps, Sports Programs and More
Office for Civil Rights Guidance on Extracurricular Athletics
The Department of Education has issued guidance making it very clear that children with disabilities under Section 504, including diabetes, have equal access to participate in extracurricular athletics.
Extracurricular Activities and Field Trips
This fact sheet provides parents and guardians with the information necessary to make sure that students with diabetes can safely take part in the full range of activities and programs their school has to offer, from aftercare programs to overnight field trips to sports.
Daycare, Camps, and Recreational Programs
Resources developed by the Association regarding the rights of children with diabetes to participate in daycare, camps, and recreational programs.
In it to Win It
Student athletes with diabetes like catcher Heath Pugh excel in all sports. Children with diabetes need to be able to play with the care they need from the earliest stages so that they can meet their full athletic potential.
Post-Secondary Education Rights and Resources
Learn about legal protections and the kinds of accommodations a student with diabetes might need beyond high school, as well as how to work with post-secondary institutions.
Religious Schools and Diabetes
This fact sheet provides parents and guardians with information necessary to keep students with diabetes safe and healthy no matter where they attend school.
STOMP Project (Specialized Training of Military Parents)
Information and help for military families of children with diabetes
Standardized Testing and Diabetes
Learn about the accommodations a student with diabetes might need within a standardized testing environment, as well as how to work with schools and testing corporations to secure approval for accommodations.
Whether you're new to diabetes, or facing a new school or new school year, this page provides tips on how to work as a team to create and implement a diabetes care plan in school.
Resources for Meal Planning and Dietary Management at School
- USDA Guidance for Accommodating Special Dietary Needs of Children in School Nutrition Programs (PDF)
Guidelines describing factors that must be considered by food service in planning menus to serve students with disabilities.
- USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory
Search for the nutritional value of foods
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