Help for Parents
Diabetes management is 24/7 and doesn't take a break during the school day. Schools need to provide proper care and support to help prevent life-threatening medical complications. This allows students to learn, participate, and thrive at school. Your first step should be to work with the school and your child's health care provider to put in place a formal diabetes care plan. If you run into problems, you can often solve them by educating the school about your child's rights. But if you need more help, please contact us.
NEW! Electronic Devices for Diabetes Management Wallet Card
This printable Electronic Devices for Diabetes Management Wallet Card for students provides an easy reference about the use of smart devices for diabetes management and the student’s rights to accommodations when using electronic devices to manage diabetes in school. It can be carried in a wallet, purse, or cellphone cardholder for quick access.
Download and print the card today!
NEW! Safe at School®: Your School and Your Rights
This downloadable PDF for parents/guardians and others explains legal protections for students with diabetes, the importance of written plans, and how to get information and help when a school diabetes care issue arises.
How to Resolve Diabetes School Care Problems
When conflicts about care at school arise, it is often because parents and schools have different understandings about care at school.
View upcoming safe at school webinars and past safe at school webinars
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents
Quick answers to parent's most pressing questions regarding their children's care while in school.