State Guidelines

Guiding Principles

The purpose of this guide is to enable schools to ensure a safe learning environment for students with diabetes. These materials are based on the belief that children with diabetes can participate in all academic and non-academic school-related activities. In order for children with diabetes to be successful in school, a comprehensive health plan must be collaboratively developed by families, student, school personnel, and licensed health care providers. The individualized health plan (IHP) addresses medical orders and provisions appropriate to each student’s needs during the school day and for other school-related activities.

Colorado Guiding Principles Chronic Health Conditions:

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.

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.

Guidelines of Insulin Management: Practical guidelines for insulin management in the school setting.

Colorado DRN PositionStatement 04.16.12