Type 1 Diabetes in School
Could your child's school day be impacted by their diabetes?
If your child suffers from Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, please consider talking to their doctor about medications they should have available to them during school hours (i.e. insulin and glucagon). You can ask them for a prescription for school, or take our school form to request physician's authorization for medications to be taken at school (see below). With parent and physician authorization, staff can assist your child with their medication(s) during school hours. If they can take their medication independently, we kindly request that parent and physician authorization is completed to designate that they may self-administer their medication. We appreciate your assistance in obtaining this prescription for school as without it, students are not permitted to carry or self-administer medication(s) and staff cannot assist to administer any medication for safety reasons. (California Education Code 33308.5, 49400, 49423)
Be sure to talk to your child's school nurse about your child's medication and care while at school. Please talk to your doctor about a Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP) (like the one to the left) as this will guide the school nurse and staff on how to keep your child healthy and safe at school. Some diabetes management doctor's prefer their own prescription forms and DMMP and that is okay. As long as similar pertinent information is available and signed off by both parent/guardian and physician, the school nurse can assist with coordinating care while at school. Thank you for your assistance and we look forward to a healthy and safe school year!