Children can become easily frustrated by the challenges diabetes creates at school. You can help alleviate this aggravation by educating them about the condition, and developing a comprehensive care plan. A team approach is key to managing diabetes at school. Principals, administrators, teachers, coaches, bus drivers, and lunchroom staff will all play a part in providing your child a medically safe learning environment. Because the school nurse will be responsible for educating the personnel, it is important you coordinate your expectations with him or her. The best way to do this is through a series of written plans. The National Diabetes Education Program suggests the following:
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Sources: American Diabetes Association, National Diabetes Education Program, National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities