Supporting Organizations American Academy of Pediatrics American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists American Association of Diabetes Educators American Diabetes Association Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics American Medical Association Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Children with Diabetes The Endocrine Society Indian Health Service, Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
Supporting Organizations Cont’d. Joslin Diabetes Center JDRF National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Diabetes Council National Association of Elementary School Principals National Association of School Psychologists National Association of Secondary School Principals National Education Association Health Information Network National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society Pediatric Endocrine Society U.S. Department of Education
Purpose of the School Guide To educate school personnel about effective diabetes management To educate parents/guardians and students with diabetes about their role in diabetes management for children with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes To share a set of practices that enable schools to ensure a safe learning environment for students with diabetes To provide three levels of diabetes training: for all school personnel ; for classroom teachers and others who have responsibility for students with diabetes during the school day; and for trained diabetes personnel
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and must be managed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Effective diabetes management, using a team approach, is critical for the following reasons: For the immediate safety of students with diabetes For the long-term health of students with diabetes To ensure that students with diabetes are ready to learn and have equal access to all educational opportunities To minimize the possibility that diabetes-related emergencies will disrupt classroom activities Team Approach
Everyone Plays a Role Everyone has a role to play in effective diabetes management in the school setting: School nurse Bus drivers Teachers Administrators School health team Students, parents, and families And other school personnel
Contents of the School Guide Diabetes Primer for School Personnel Actions for School Personnel, Parents/Guardians, and Students with Diabetes Tools for Effective Diabetes Management School Responsibilities Under Federal Laws Resources Glossary of Diabetes Terms Bibliography
Diabetes Primer for School Personnel Contains information on : Understanding the basics of diabetes Maintaining optimal blood glucose control Assembling the school health team Training school personnel Preparing education and health plans Implementing effective diabetes management: checking blood glucose, nutrition, physical activity, carb counting and insulin administration Recognizing and treating hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia Responding to psychosocial issues
Actions Section School district administrator Principal or school administrator School nurse Trained diabetes personnel Teacher Physical education teacher and coach Food service manager Transportation manager and bus driver School psychologist, counselor, and social worker Parents/guardians Students with diabetes
Tools for Effective Diabetes Management Diabetes Medical Management Plan Individualized Health Care Plan Emergency Care Plans for Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
School Responsibilities Under Federal Laws Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Americans with Disabilities Act Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Additional Sections Resources Glossary of Diabetes Terms Bibliography
The School Guide is available at www.YourDiabetesInfo.og/SchoolGuide www.YourDiabetesInfo.og/SchoolGuide
Obtaining Copies Call the National Diabetes Education Program at 1-888-693-6337. Complete the order form or download a copy from the NDEP website: www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. www.YourDiabetesInfo.org First copy FREE; each additional copy $2.
Promote, Promote, Promote! Use the promotional tools available on the NDEP website, www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. www.YourDiabetesInfo.org Add the School Guide web button to your website to direct people to the School Guide page on the NDEP website. Adapt and place newsletter and article in your local newspapers and enewsletters. Print out the promotional flyer/order form and distribute it. Download the presentation slides from the NDEP website and give talks about the School Guide.
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