JDRF believes students with type 1 diabetes must be allowed to manage their diabetes in a school setting by monitoring their blood sugar, eating appropriate foods and administering insulin. Your child requires appropriate school policies and a strong supportive network to help facilitate his or her life-sustaining health regimen. Teachers, parents, school administrators and health care providers must work together with the student to develop guidelines for management of their diabetes.
Please visit our Back to School Resource Library below to help you and your student cope with T1D at school:
- JDRF’s Position on T1D Management in Schools
- Michigan Department of Education “Model Policy on the Management of Diabetes in the School Setting,” with link
- “Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed” guide order form
- School Checklist (responsibilities for parent, student, school)
- Preparing for a School Lockdown
- Quick Emergency Reference Plan
- Sample 504 plan
- Sample letter to school, requesting a 504 meeting
- School Nurse Awareness Campaign
Request a free JDRF School Advisory or Teen Toolkit online or contact Denise Pentescu, Sr. Outreach Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517.899.2251 to learn more about laws and your child’s rights.
And for more resources that accompany the video above, produced by Beaumont Health System, please visit beaumont.edu/type1 .