Back to school


kids_camp_2016_574As a parent of a diabetic child it can be hard when its time to return to school.  Open communication with the child’s school helps keeps everyone on the same page and provides documentation on how to help your child thrive.  There are four forms that are important to have:

  • Diabetes Management Plan – Since no two people manage their diabetes the same it is important to have a document to outline their care plan.  The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has great samples that you can complete with your child’s doctor and submit to the school so that everyone has an up to date guideline to follow to keep your child safe. Sample Diabetes Management Plans
  • 504 Accommodation plan – A 504 plan outlines actions the school will take to make sure the student with diabetes is medically safe. It ensures the same access to education as other children and is treated fairly. Furthermore, it is a tool that can be used to make sure that everyone involved stays on the same page.
  • High blood glucose plan – This form provides guidance to the school on what to do in cases of high blood sugar.  We recommend getting this form reviewed by your doctor before returning to the child’s school.
  • Low blood glucose plan – This form provides guidance to the school on what to do in cases of low blood sugar.  We recommend getting this form reviewed by your doctor before returning to the child’s school.
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504 plan

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High blood glucose plan

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Low blood glucose plan

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