State Standards & 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.  Guiding Principles Chronic Health Conditions

Standards of Care for Diabetes Management in the School Setting & Licensed Child Care Facilities: Final Standards of Care Aug 2021: 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.  Final Standards of Care highlighting changes/addition. Final Standards of Care with changes highlighted Aug 2021

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 Standards Review Committee 2021

Final Collaborative Guidelines CGM 2021: These guidelines are to be used if parents have requested to use the Dexcom G5, G6, or Abbott Freestyle Libre 2 for Non-Adjunctive Insulin dosing.  Final CGM guidelines highlighting changes/additions: Final Collaborative Guidelines CGM 2021 with changes highlighted