Back to School with T1D

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Whether starting the school year or returning after a new diagnosis, going back to school can be an overwhelming time for students living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) as well as their parents and caregivers. It is important for teachers and educators to be aware of T1D so they can ensure safety and well-being of the student.

Back to school preparedness requires paperwork, special planning and many conversations with teachers, school nurses, and staff about how it’s managed in the classroom. The good news is that with JDRF’s help, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed. Here are some things you can do:

Join our virtual back to school event, Returning to School with Diabetes: A Virtual Town Hall, on August 9th at 6:00pm EST. Learn how diabetes management needs of students are met so your child is healthy and safe and able to enjoy the same opportunities as their peers. Learn more about the legal protections, 504 plans, training, psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes, and more from our panel of experts. Register today!