For Medical Providers

Information for Medical Providers

Do you have school-age patients diagnosed with diabetes?

The following form is to ensure the safety of students with diabetes. It will aid the school nurse/personnel in developing the students' Diabetes Management Plan and to meet the requirements of the California Education Code. This form will ensure that school staff has all necessary tools to manage a child's diabetes in the school setting.

Do you have patients that are considered obese?

Here are fact sheets on BMI and health tips for both boys and girls.

Needles and Other Sharps: Safe Disposal Outside of Health Care Settings

This webpage gives tips for safely disposing needles and other sharp devices that are used outside of health care settings. Patients and caregivers should keep these tips in mind when at home, at work, and while traveling. www.fda.gov/safesharpsdisposal

 

Diabetes Care in California Public Schools?

Public School students with diabetes who cannot self-administer insulin are entitled under federal law to have it administered to them during the schoold day by a medical personnel. On AUgust 12, 2013, the state of California passed a law that allows non-medical school staff to administer insulin when approved by the student's parents and treating physician. These individuals will be trained to help children with the insulin they need to survive and thrive at school. Children will no longer be placed in situations that engender their health, safety, and access to educational opportunities. They will be able to receive insulin any time they need it, even if a nurse isn't there. Read more.

 

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