Diabetes in Schools

Diabetes in Schools

Our Mission:

Raise awareness. Build collaboration. Promote excellence in education and treatment for students with diabetes in schools.

Our Vision:

To become Virginia’s leading collaborative voice for diabetes awareness, education, and treatment for students with diabetes in schools.


Chair: Jacqueline McManemin, RN BSN CDCES

Co-Chair: Pending

Secretary: Nancy Roy Griggs, RN BSN CDCES


Monthly schools Zoom meeting – 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4pm. Committee on hiatus July & August.

LEARNS Subcommittee Zoom meeting – 1st Wednesday of the month at 5pm.

Virginia Diabetes Medical Management Plan

Purpose: This plan should be completed by the student’s personal diabetes health care team, including the parents/guardians. It should be reviewed with relevant school staff and copies should be kept in a place that can be accessed easily by the school nurse, trained diabetes personnel, and other authorized personnel.


Please share your feedback regarding the new DMMP and related forms to schools@virginiadiabetes.org, please write DMMP in the subject line. The VDC will collect feedback for review before the next revision. Thank you!

CGM Position Statement

Purpose: The purpose of this document is to provide general information about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) use in the school setting.


LEARNS Project

Mission: To provide a source of sustained funding and ongoing support to all Virginia school divisions in order to provide standardized and equitable professional development for school staff in the management of care for students with diabetes. Click HERE for more.

Other Recommended Resources

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Advanced insulin management

American Diabetes Association: Safe at School


Calorie King Calorie, Fat, and Carbohydrate Counter

Children With Diabetes

Children with Diabetes: Diabetes at School

College Diabetes Network


Eli Lilly


JDRF School Advisory Toolkit

Joslin Diabetes Center


National Association of School Nurses

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

Students with Diabetes in Colorado


Tandem product support

Virginia Department of Education: Diabetes Management in the School Setting

Virginia Department of Education: Manual for Training School Employees in Insulin and Glucagon