DIABETES IN SCHOOLS
DIABETES IN SCHOOLS
SCHOOL NURSE FORMS
The Virginia Diabetes Council and the Department of Education: Office of Student Services supports the use of these school forms as a way to provide quality and standardized care for children with diabetes in all school systems in Virginia.
Virginia School Diabetes Medical Management Forms (DMMP)
Please share your feedback regarding the new DMMP and related forms to [email protected], please write DMMP in the subject line. The VDC will collect feedback for review before the next revision. Thank you!
Other Recommended Resources:
CHILDREN WITH DIABETES
Children with Diabetes: A national organization that focuses on children with diabetes. Includes resources, forums, and support groups.
JDRF: One of the most well-recognized organizations in diabetes, JDRF focuses on those with type 1 diabetes.
CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WITH DIABETES
Diabetes camp helps children learn self-confidence, self-management skills, self-control, and that there are other children like them who have diabetes and similar challenges every day. Camps for children with diabetes in and around Virginia include:
Camp Holiday Trails a camp for children with special health needs including diabetes, is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Camp Jordan hosted by Makemie Woods in Barhamsville VA (near Williamsburg VA), is for children with diabetes.
Camp Take Charge offers a week-long overnight camp for campers ages 10-17 as well as a three-day family camp for younger campers. Part of Brainy Camps, this camp is associated with the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Camp Too Sweet offers camp for children with diabetes near Roanoke, Virginia.
Lions Camp Merrick: Glyndon Diabetes Program in Maryland provides a camping experience not only for children with diabetes, but for their families as well. Children from the District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia may also attend.
Lions District 24D: Family Diabetes Camp offers camp for families in Chesapeake, Virginia.
COLLEGE STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS WITH DIABETES
The mission of the Lions Empowering and Aiding Regional Nurses in Schools (LEARNS) Project is 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. Visit our LEARNS page to learn more about this initiative.