There are many different types of diabetes, each requiring different medications. Each child will have a specifically developed treatment for him or her. A program will be developed just for him or her by your child's diabetes team You, need to know the rights of diabetic children within the school system, as a parent of a diabetic child, and so this article is important for you. If your child is insulin dependent, or receives oral medications doesn't matter.
Meeting with school administrators to discuss a plan for the child during the school day is the first thing parents should do. This plan should be developed as soon as the child is diagnosed, and it should be started as soon as treatment begins. Remember that since diabetes is a disability, your child has rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Just make sure that you have that plan in writing!
Here are the items to have in the written plan: