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What if my student has DIABETES? 

Staff assist student with blood sugar checkPlease get in touch with your School Nurse ASAP. Who is my School Nurse?

The School Nurse will create a School Health Plan specific for your student based on information you provide. This plan outlines what action staff must take to support your student’s diabetes management. It is distributed to staff that work with your student.

A School Nurse must review all orders and supplies & create a School Health Plan before your student can attend. PROVIDE THE SCHOOL NURSE WITH:

  1. MEDICAL HISTORY: Use this Diabetes Care Information Form.

  2. RELEASE OF INFORMATION: Allows the School Nurse to communicate directly with your student's healthcare provider.

  3. ORDERS: Ask your student’s endocrinologist to provide a Diabetes Care Plan for the school. It will have orders in it and needs to be signed by a Parent/Guardian. Even if your student is completely self-sufficient in their diabetic care, they still need orders at school.

  4. MEDICATIONS: ​Insulin & Glucagon

  5. SUPPLIES

    • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) supplies (ie: glucose tablets, juice, carbohydrate/protein snack, etc.)

    • Insulin administration equipment (ie: pen, needles, alcohol wipes, pump, lancing device and lancets, test strips)

    • Glucometer with back-up batteries

    • Ketone strips

Some families plan for their student to carry their supplies and medications with them. If this is the case for your student, the School Nurse will check with them to make sure they have everything. 


All Medications Must: 

  • Be in their original pharmacy labeled container. 
  • Match the order. 
  • Not be expired.

 NOTE: 

  • Glucagon can only be administered by a School Nurse or Paramedic. If your student needs Glucagon when a School Nurse is not available, the school will call 911.
  • Students that require nursing support to check blood sugar and/or administer insulin will receive necessary assistance and care. Families of elementary-age students with diabetes may be interested in Consolidated Health Services offered at Chase Lake Elementary. 

If your student has a DIABETES, please get in touch with your School Nurse ASAP. Who is my School Nurse?

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