Diabetes in School

School Bill of Rights for Children with Diabetes 

Under  the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) an employer or school must make accomodations for employees or students. The following are a list of things schools must provide to a student with Diabetes:

 

1. Do blood sugar checks when and where they want

 

2. Treat hypoglycemia with emergency sugar

 

3. Inject insulin when necessary

 

4. Eat snack when necessary

 

5. Eat lunch at an appropriate time and have enough time to finish the meal

 

6. Have free and unrestricted access to water and the bathroom

 

7. Participate fully in physical education and other extracurricular activities, including field trips and gym class

Diabetes National Institute is first and foremost a growing campaign against diabetes and a community effort to enrich the lives of people with diabetes. Our mission is to provide free services and create a warm and supportive atmosphere where people with diabetes, their families, and the public can engage, learn, and build a greater understanding of diabetes.

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