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 Diabetes Council

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!

DMMP

DMMP Supplemental Form

DMMP FAQ’s

Quick Links to Diabetes Technical Training

Resource List

School Forms: Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP) Memo

Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Schools – VDC Position Statement

504 Plan:

Many children with diabetes have a 504 plan in order to outline the best methods for diabetes management while in school. This plan refers to a plan developed to meet the requirements of a federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A 504 Plan sets out the actions the school will take to make sure the student with diabetes is medically safe, has the same access to education as other children, and is treated fairly. If you know a child with diabetes that is newly diagnosed or does not have a 504 plan, use the links below to start the process of implementing a plan at their school. You may also contact the school’s 504 Coordinator for more information.

Other Recommended Resources:

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

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

Virginia Department of Education: Diabetes Management in the School Setting

Children with Diabetes: Diabetes at School

JDRF School Advisory Toolkit

American Diabetes Association: Safe at School

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.

T1DE: Type 1 Diabetes Experience, or “T1DE” is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and resources for those with type 1 diabetes in the greater Lynchburg area.

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

College Diabetes Network: The CDN provides resources and has chapters in colleges and universities across the country. In Virginia, chapters include the University of Virginia, Shenandoah University, George Mason University, The College of William and Mary, and University of Mary Washington
Students with Diabetes: Founded by Miss Virginia 1998 and Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, provides resources for both college students and young adults with diabetes as well as internship opportunities and conferences across the country.

LEARNS PROJECT

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.