Type 1 Diabetes in School
Could your child's school day be impacted by their diabetes?
If your child suffers from Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, please consider talking to their doctor about medications they should have available to them during school hours (i.e. insulin and glucagon). You can ask them for a prescription for school, or take our school form to request physician's authorization for medications to be taken at school (see below). With parent and physician authorization, staff can assist your child with their medication(s) during school hours. If they can take their medication independently, we kindly request that parent and physician authorization is completed to designate that they may self-administer their medication. We appreciate your assistance in obtaining this prescription for school as without it, students are not permitted to carry or self-administer medication(s) and staff cannot assist to administer any medication for safety reasons. (California Education Code 33308.5, 49400, 49423)
Be sure to talk to your child's school nurse about your child's medication and care while at school. Please talk to your doctor about a Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP) (like the one to the left) as this will guide the school nurse and staff on how to keep your child healthy and safe at school. Some diabetes management doctor's prefer their own prescription forms and DMMP and that is okay. As long as similar pertinent information is available and signed off by both parent/guardian and physician, the school nurse can assist with coordinating care while at school. Thank you for your assistance and we look forward to a healthy and safe school year!
Click here to go to Venture's:
"Prescribed Medications Administered in School" form
"Medicamentos Prescritos Administrados en la Escuela" formar
Click here to go to
Diabetes Medical Management Plan
Type 1 Diabetes Education
In a nutshell, Type 1 Diabetes information for staff and the community to be more aware of how to help a person with Type 1.
American Diabetes Association
A wonderful resource for families and the community. Sample 504 plans for diabetes may be accessed on this website as well as many other useful resources.
Type 2 Information for Incoming 7th Graders and Families
Ed Code 49452.7 states that school districts shall provide an information sheet regarding type 2 diabetes to the parent or guardian of incoming 7th grade pupils with the information pursuant to Section 48980. Click the "learn more" button below for the Type 2 Diabetes information sheet developed by the CA State Department of Education.
Resources for Parents
The resources listed below are for parents to look into and research more about at their discretion. The information provided is for informational purposes only. Venture does not specifically endorse nor receive compensation from any of the following programs/resources. If you know of any other great resources that you feel other parents and families would benefit from, please contact our school nurse so that the information can be added below.
DYF.ORG - Program Brochure
DYF.ORG - Program Brochure