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January 2006

Helping the Student With Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel Now Available From the National Diabetes Education Program

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160(1):45. doi:10.1001/archpedi.160.1.45

This comprehensive guide provides school personnel, parents, and students with a framework for managing diabetes effectively in the school setting. The guide helps to ensure that students with diabetes are medically safe and have access to all educational opportunities and activities. Developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program, the guide includes user-friendly tools such as a diabetes primer and glossary, sample medical management and emergency action plans, and a review of federal laws pertaining to students with diabetes. To obtain a free copy of the guide, call 1-800-438-5383 or visit the National Diabetes Education Program Web site at http://ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/youth/youth.htm.