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Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel

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This guide is 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. Developed with leading diabetes, pediatric medicine, health professional, and education experts, the guide offers a coordinated team approach for helping students with routine diabetes care tasks and for taking action in case of an emergency - on school campus or at school events and field trips.

Supporting Organizations

This guide was produced by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a federally sponsored partnership of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health and the Division of Diabetes Translation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 partner organizations. The following organizations support its use by school personnel.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
  • Children with Diabetes
  • The Endocrine Society
  • Indian Health Service, Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
  • JDRF
  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • National Association of School Nurses
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society
  • SHAPE America
  • U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the support of more than 200 partner organizations. This information is not copyrighted. The NIDDK encourages people to share this content freely.

We would like to thank:

Barbara J. Anderson, PhD; Sarah Butler, MS, RN, CDE, NCSN; Crystal Crismond Woodward (Jackson); Brian Dimmick; Connie Evers, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD; Anne Hoogstraten, JD; Paula Jameson, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, CDE; Francine Kaufman, MD; Barbara Linder, MD, PhD; Catherine Marschilok, MSN, CDE, JDRF, Janet Silverstein, MD.