School Nurse Resources
Managing Diabetes at School
School-age children spend half of their waking hours in school. If they have diabetes, they will need support in school to ensure a safe learning environment. It is important that school nurses understand current treatment plans for diabetes management and the type of issues that affect school-aged children with this disease. All students with diabetes must have a written, individualized Diabetes Health Care Plan that meets the requirements of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In creating such a plan, it is necessary to understand some of the issues with which a child with diabetes contends: monitoring blood glucose, dealing with hypoglycemia, the role of food and activity, field trip preparation and so on.