We’ve collected links to school board policies that mention type 1 diabetes. If you know of others that should be added to this page, e-mail email@example.com.
- States that neither insulin nor glucagon can be administered by school staff, and are the responsibility of parents and paramedics respectively.
- Provides for support with self-management, including insulin pumps (though not injections).
- Students incapable of self-care are referred to Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
- States that insulin will not be administered by staff or educational assistants (EAs), nor should glucose be tested or the results interpreted.
- Students ineligible for CCAC funding should explore the option of parents monitoring the child’s diabetes.
- Guidelines for creating safe and healthy schools for children with diabetes, created with Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
- Detailed diabetes policy, describing responsibilities of principal, staff, parents and students.
- School staff will not administer glucagon.
- No explicit provisions for children too young for self-care.
- Recommends creating and supporting and individual plan (including a template) for each student with diabetes.
- Diabetes management plan created for each student.
- Those unable to be independent will be supported through staff, parents and CCAC as necessary.
- Brief directive stating that a written action plan should be developed for each student with diabetes.
- Board staff not required to administer insulin or glucagon.
- Students incapable of self-care will be supported within the existing staff complement of the school. EA support is not specifically allocated to diabetes care alone.
- States: “Educational assistants will provide assistance with glucometers, insulin pumps, and other procedures related to diabetes given the required training.” BUT: “Education staff (e.g., principals, teachers, educational assistants) do not administer insulin injections.”
- “School personnel should be trained to administer glucagon, if required in the [plan], particularly if the emergency response time is not guaranteed to be less than 20 minutes.”
- One of the only districts we found that specifically states that students would be helped with insulin administration by a school staff member.
- Describes the development of a Diabetes Management Plan.
- Recognizes that some students may be unable to provide self-care, but is not explicit about how those situations should be managed.
- States that children should self-manage: “They can do it.”
- Describes glucagon and states that staff will not administer it.
- Does not specifically mention insulin and/or administration.
- See pages 20 through 23 for specific diabetes policy.
- Insulin administration is a responsibility of CCAC nurses.
Last updated: May 2017