Resources for School-Age Children with Diabetes
The following resources were developed to assist community school health staff:
The information sheet for children with diabetes in the school system was developed
to provide one central form for all the diabetes information needed for a child with
diabetes while in school. The form provides space for medicine management, glucose
monitoring, special considerations for high and low blood sugars, and emergency information.
The form should be filled out by the total care team-parent/guardian, health care
professional, and school health nurse.
The insulin pump supplement offers an easy, one-page form for including the specific
information needed for school health staff on the operation and medicine disbursement
via the insulin pump. An insulin pump form should be completed on each child who wears
an insulin pump and should be kept in the child's health file at school.
The Diabetes Advisory Council, a governor-appointed council, has developed a recommendation
on the use of Glucagon as an emergency treatment for severe hypoglycemia. The recommendation
is a valuable guide on the best approaches for reducing and preventing low blood sugar while
a child is at school. The recommendation is suitable for school based policies, district
school boards, health departments, and more.
The New York Department of Health Diabetes Control Program has developed a training manual for
parents and school personnel. The manual focuses on the important information needed for students
with diabetes so that diabetes can be managed and thus enabling students to learn better.
Need other resources? Contact the Diabetes Control Program for training manuals, brochures,
and consumer educational materials. By working together, we will reduce the burden of
uncontrolled diabetes in Florida.
* Please note: The above documents are in the Portable Document Format (pdf).
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