Written Care Plans
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. It is vitally important that the work of this team is documented in written plans.
The Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP) or physician's order, is the foundation for the development of all school-based care plans.
The DMMP is developed with the specific needs of an individual student in mind.
The 504 Plan sets out an agreement to make sure the student with diabetes has the same access to education as other children.
An IEP is more specific and focused than a 504 Plan detailing the student's academic current level of functioning, needs, supports, and goals.