Diabetes Management

Daily management of diabetes in students places many physical and psychological demands on families. Support from schools, camps, healthcare teams, advocacy groups, and peers can help ease this stress and create a more favorable environment for successful treatment and school success. The goal should be a gradual movement toward independence in management throughout the adolescent and teen years.

EASD believes this is best achieved by setting reasonable limits within a supportive, caring environment. All families of students with diabetes should visit their student’s school to discuss specific needs with teachers, the principal, and the school nurse. A Diabetes Medical Management Plan shall be made that indicates the treatment plan, snack schedules, where treatments supplies are kept, students symptoms, and treatment of hypo- and hyperglycemia.