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LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS. Hypoglycemia & Hyperglycemia. Monitoring Blood Glucose. Ketones. Health & Learning. Legal Rights. Glucagon Administration. Exercise. Insulin Administration. Nutrit ion. Overall Goal: Optimal Student Health and Learning. Participants will learn about:

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overall goal optimal student health and learning

Hypoglycemia & Hyperglycemia


Blood Glucose













Overall Goal: Optimal Student Health and Learning
learning objectives
Participants will learn about:

Federal laws that protect students with diabetes

Impact of state laws upon diabetes care in the school setting

Recommendations for504 Plan or IEP

Learning Objectives
eliminate discrimination
Equal access to educational and school related opportunities.

Secure Care

A medically safe environment for students with diabetes.

Needs of children with diabetes in school setting...

Eliminate Discrimination
federal laws equal access
Section 504 - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

ADA- Americans with Disabilities Act

IDEA- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Federal Laws: Equal Access
federal protections
Prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by public schools and most private schools that receive federal funds

Students must be given equal opportunity

Related aids and services are required to meet the individual needs of a student with disability

Federal Protections
written plans
Educational needs:

504 Plan


Health care needs:

Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP)

Written Plans
needs addressed by 504 plan iep plan
Location and timing of blood glucose monitoring

Identity of trained diabetes personnel

Location of diabetes supplies

Free access to water and restroom

Nutritional needs, meals and snacks

Full participation in all school-sponsored activities

Alternative times for academic exams if student is experiencing hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia

Absences without penalty for doctors’ appointments and diabetes-related illness

Maintenance of confidentiality and student’s right to privacy

Needs Addressed by 504 Plan/IEP Plan
state laws regulations
State and local laws and regulations vary regarding who may perform various aspects of diabetes care

Become familiar with state and local laws that impact school diabetes care

Regardless of state and local law, the requirements of federal laws must be met

State Laws & Regulations