National Diabetes Month Resources for Health Professionals-Evidence-Based Resources Related to Youth

Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

The NIDDK Diabetes Discoveries & Practice Blog

NYS Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines and Sample NYSCSH Forms 

NYS Laws, Regulations, Guidelines, and Memos related to diabetes management, BG testing, insulin pumps.

NYSCSH Sample Forms|Notifications Webpage - Contains sample Diabetes Medical Management Plans, Addendum-Role of Parents In Insulin Dose, ECP, IHP, 504 Templates, Math Calculation Table, and Staff Handouts

Athletic Participation

NYSPHSAA Permission for Special Accommodations - Used to request permission for special devices such as insulin pumps or sensors) prosthesis, religious accommodations, and special accommodations in sports participation (NYS Public High School Athletic Association).

Carbohydrate Counting

Carbohydrate Counting Overview Provides information for determining carb counts based on food nutrition labels, serving size, and online resources. (NYSCSH, 9/2017) 

USDA Food Composition Databases - Provides USDA National Nutrient Database

Care and Management Resources

American Diabetes Association (ADA) Website School Resource Page - Provides resources for families, healthcare professionals, and those at risk; including Safe at School - Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel (ADA 05/2020)

American Diabetes Association (ADA) Website Training Resources for School Staff provides a guide for school personnel, Diabetes Poster, Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP), and Recommendations for the use of Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM's) in the School Setting. (4/6/21)

ADA Glucagon Emergency Administration Training PPT, Video, and Skills Checklist - Links to the glucagon resource page on this website.

Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel - Provides practical tools and important information for children, families, and schools to ensure a safe learning environment for students with diabetes. (2016, CDC|NIH)  

JDRF Advisory Toolkit for Families (JDRF 2014) - Provides resources on effective communication, parent and staff responsibilities, training, and an overview of diabetes. Many sample forms are included.

National Association of School Nurses (NASN) - Provides links to websites, journals, books, position statements, and organizations to support the care of students.

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases-Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed - A resource designed to empower school personnel and administrators to create a safe learning environment and equal access to educational resource opportunities for students with diabetes.

Diabetes Overview: Managing Diabetes-Continuous Glucose Monitoring Overview
Provides an overview of how CGM works and special considerations for use (NIH-NDDK 6/2017)

NYSDOH Diabetes Webpage Provides NYS-specific data, disaster planning, insurance coverage, laws and regulations, materials for health professionals on injection safety. 

Glucagon Resources

Click here to visit our Glucagon Resource page which includes product information and training resources.

Medical Devices Used in Diabetes Management

Schools are not required to manage non-FDA-approved pumps, blood glucose monitoring devices, combinations of pumps, and monitoring devices not labeled as compatible by the manufacturer.  The FDA website includes information on FDA-Approved Devices and Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices.  Note: In May 2019, the FDA issued a warning alert about safety issues of non-FDA-approved devices. 

Safe Glucometer and Insulin Pen Use  

CDC and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) Campaign includes (posters/brochures) on why insulin pens and glucometers should only be used by one person.

Safe Use Brochure 

FAQ-Blood Glucose Monitoring

Infection Prevention During Glucose Monitoring & Insulin Administration 


Page Updated 9/22/21