Strategies for Going to School with T1D
Effective Support for Students with Diabetes
So your child was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and now it’s time for her to go back to school. Or your child was diagnosed months or years ago and is now about to start his school career. Or maybe you and your child have been managing diabetes within the school system for some time, and you want to make sure you’ve covered all the bases. Whatever your individual situation, there are some common themes and processes which may help take the fire out of the diabetes dragon at school.
Articles on Managing Diabetes at School
Maybe you’re wondering…
• Where do I start in preparing my child with diabetes to go to school? Who should do what tasks? What can I expect the school staff to do to help my child manage diabetes during school hours? What knowledge and skills do the staff need to have to successfully care for my child while she’s at school?
• What is a Diabetes Care Plan for School? What does it include and who writes it? How do I make sure my child’s needs are clearly communicated in the Care Plan? And then how do I work with the school staff to make sure the Care Plan is successfully carried out?
• What policies and guidelines can I count on to support and protect my child/teen at school?
• What other tools can help at school?