Back-to-School Tips for a Child with Diabetes

Group of elementary school kids running to school

Anxiety always comes with each new school year. If you are the parent of a child with diabetes, it is often extra hard to feel confident when you cannot be there to care for their needs. That is where a few simple steps can help. With the following tips, you will be able to drop off your child with less worry:

Get to Know the Staff — From teachers to office personal, work closely with the school’s administrative team to make sure they have the right supplies and information to provide immediate support when needed.

Use ID Bracelets — You cannot know every staff member who might encounter your child during an emergency. Personalized medical ID bracelets ensure that even substitutes and new staff know that your student has diabetes when it matters most.

Visit the School’s Health Facilities — Fortunately, most schools today have a nurse’s or another health office available. This is not always the case, though, and you may need to make alternative plans for insulin injections. Knowing what level of care your school can provide is essential for effective treatment during school hours.

Address Exams — With today’s school environment heavily focused on long, strictly managed testing, it is essential to arrange for things like snack breaks well in advance.

Use personalized medical ID bracelets and other resources to prepare for your diabetic child’s return to school. These tips give you added peace of mind.