School Support Services
Children challenged by diabetes during school
years need to develop independence, maintain good control and
avoid missing valuable learning time. DYS provides services
as a resource for education and support for anyone who works
with a student who has diabetes. We can provide an on-site
educational session for school personnel on basic diabetes
care, nutritional concerns and handling emergencies.
Our program objectives for this service are
and cooperation between school personnel, the student and his/her
family and the medical team.
clarification of legal parameters, required accommodations
and the student’s medical and developmental needs.
written diabetes management plan for school hours with a
formal evaluation and follow up as an essential component
With more schools struggling to provide medical staff during
school hours, it is unlikely a nurse will be available to assist
students with diabetes at school. Non-medical school staff,
such as teachers and administrators, end up providing primary
supervision for students with diabetes.
Most students with diabetes are now on regimens that require
supervision through the school day for testing blood sugars,
interpreting the results, discerning how much to eat, and
how much insulin to take throughout the day. This requires
a much higher level of knowledge about diabetes and responsibility
for school personnel.
Staff at school would feel much more comfortable meeting the
needs of a child with diabetes if they knew how to support
that child. DYS is here to help!
Call the DYS office at 419.887.8739 to arrange an on-site training
session or to get phone consultation.
Click here to access DYS online school resources (forms/documents).