Diabetes

Note: 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.

Athletic Participation

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

Carbohydrate Counting

Carbohydrate Counting Overview
Provides information for determining carb counts based on food nutrition labels, serving size, and online resources.

USDA Food Composition Databases
Provides USDA National Nutrient Database 

Care and Management Resources

American Diabetes Association | ADA

Help for Schools | ADA
Provides resources for families, healthcare professionals, and those at risk, including safety at school and trainings.

Tips for School Nurses | ADA

CDC Managing Diabetes at School

Diabetes | National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK)

Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel
Provides practical tools and essential information for children, families, and schools to ensure a safe learning environment for students with diabetes.

Diabetes Discoveries & Practice NIDDK Blog

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

Managing Diabetes - Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Overview
Provides an overview of how CGM works and special considerations for use.

School - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 
Provides resources on effective communication, parent and staff responsibilities, training, sample forms, and an overview of diabetes.

JDRF Advisory Toolkit for Families

JDRF Back 2 School Checklist  

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

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

Children with Diabetes: A Resource Guide for Families of Children with Diabetes
Contains DMMP, 504 plans, and BG logs. Defines the roles of each member of the school team. 

Safe Glucometer and Insulin Pen Use  

CDC and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) Campaign includes (posters/brochures)

FAQ-Blood Glucose Monitoring

Infection Prevention During Glucose Monitoring & Insulin Administration 

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Page Updated 8/10/22