Parent & Family Files

 

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

Standards

  • Standards-of-Care-Diabetes-School-Management-Colorado 2016: These standards of care for students with Type 1 Diabetes are to be used in conjunction with the Colorado Provider Orders & Individualized Health Plans. The student’s health care provider may indicate exceptions to these standards on the student’s individual orders. These Standards were originally developed in 2013 by the Colorado Kids with Diabetes Care and Prevention Collaborative of local health care providers, nurses and stakeholders and are revised annually.
  • Guidelines of Insulin Management: Practical guidelines for insulin management in the school setting.
  • Collaborative Guidelines for Dexcom G5 Non-Adjunctive Dosing: These guidelines are to be used if parents have requested to use the Dexcom G5 (only) for Non-Adjunctive Insulin dosing.

Provider Orders:

SECTION 504:

  • #705 Section 504 Sample Provisionspdf: This file contains sample provisions to be included in a child’s 504 plan. It can be difficult to think of all of the things your child may need to be safe at school. This document will help you start with some ideas for what you can include in your child’s plan.

TOOLS (handouts, visuals, letters, etc)

  • #720 Low-High BS Hands: A great visual tool that lists the symptoms, causes and how to problem solve both high and low blood sugars on one piece of paper. Great reference for classroom teachers, substitute teachers, aids and other school staff like bus drivers!
  • #721 Low blood sugar Hand graphic: A great visual tool that lists symptoms, causes, and how to problem solve low blood sugars. Great reference for classroom teachers, substitute teachers, aids and other school staff like bus drivers!
  • #722 High blood sugar Hand graphic: A great visual tool that lists symptoms, causes and how to problem solve high blood sugars. Great reference for classroom teachers, substitute teachers, and aids and other school staff like bus drivers!
  • #723 Information to Help TEACH My Child: Academic performance can be affected when your child experiences low or high blood sugars. This helpful handout explains how this happens and why it is important to understand its significance. Great for educators!
  • #724 Parent letter to teachers: This form is to help simplify diabetes care tasks for your child at school. Fill out all the necessary information that classroom teachers need to know to help them keep your child safe at school.
  • #725 EmergencyCards: This is a handy little card that you can print out, trim and glue together and makes a quick and easy to follow reference for low blood sugar. Great for classroom emergency boxes!
  • #726 FieldTripConsiderations: A tip sheet for making arrangements with the classroom teacher and school so that your child is safe and well cared for on field trips.
  • #727 PartiesandSnacks: A letter that you and your school nurse can use to bring awareness to other parents of alternate snack ideas if they are considering bringing treats to celebrate a birthday or holiday in the classroom. Also includes a handy table to help identify the portion size of typical classroom treats. Dissemination to school staff should be through the school nurse.
  • #728 Developmental Stages and Diabetes: Students need to be encouraged and supported to gradually assume diabetes self-care as they mature and demonstrate confidence. Newly diagnosed students may temporarily be unable to perform tasks per their developmental age until they adjust to their diagnosis and new life. This general list can help guide discussions as a child matures and advances in responsibility.
  • #729 Psycho-Social Aspects of Diabetes: The diagnosis of diabetes can cause any number of feelings in each family member as well as in the family as a group. This guide can be helpful as a child with diabetes grows into their disease and may help identify possible solutions.
  • #730 Glossary: Find the definition of a word or acronym used in any of the other forms available.
  • Emergency Bucket for T1D: List of emergency supplies for classroom in the case of Lockdowns, etc.

RESOURCES: 

Standards-of-Care-Diabetes-School-Management-Colorado 2015 FinalThese standards of care for students with Type 1 Diabetes are to be used in conjunction with the Colorado Provider Orders & Individualized Health Plans. The student’s health care provider may indicate exceptions to these standards on the student’s individual orders. These Standards were developed in 2013 by the Colorado Kids with Diabetes Care and Prevention Collaborative of local health care providers, nurses and stakeholders.

NDEP Actions for the Parents:Guardian

NDEP Actions for the Student with Diabetes

Emergency Medication on Bus 2013: Provided by the Colorado Department of Education – guidelines for medication administration on school buses.