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Plans for Dealing with Diabetes at School
Ideally, the time for parents to make sure they have a written plan for diabetes care in place is before the school year begins. Families that don't already have such a plan should contact us at 1-800-DIABETES and ask for a school discrimination packet. The packet contains the information needed to set up a diabetes medical management plan and then an educational plan such as a 504 Plan or individualized education program (IEP). Get more information on your school and your rights here.
If you already have worked out an agreeable system for diabetes care at school, monitor it for changes. If there are any negative changes to your plan, let us know at 1-800-DIABETES.
If There Are Problems At Your School
Start by explaining your needs to school administrators including the school nurse responsible for your school. If you aren't able to resolve the situation, inform the members of your local school board. Express your concerns, either in writing or in person, to the board. It is important that we know if you contact your school board, so send us an e-mail about the outcome of any meetings at firstname.lastname@example.org.