Resources for School Nurses

Schools must meet certain guidelines according to the Diabetes at School Act passed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2012.

Read the Diabetes at School Act

Download the Diabetes Medical Management Plan

Check out our diabetes management tips

The following resources for school nurses can help:

Educational opportunities

The Caregiver Class

Held at The Center for Advanced Pediatrics, this class gives an overview of all the skills required to care for a child with Type 1 diabetes. Topics covered include insulin administration and dosing for daily injections, carbohydrate counting, treatment of high and low blood sugar, and the effects of exercise and illness.

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Basic Diabetes Management in the Early Care and Learning Setting
Everyone who takes care of a child with diabetes needs to know the basics of managing it, and this webinar shows them how. The class lasts one hour and covers topics such as the basics of diabetes, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes, signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia and how to treat hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.

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Download diabetes basics training

Collaboration with school districts

For information and support, contact registered nurse Gail Smith, Children’s School Health Consultant.

Online resources

  • Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know – A PowerPoint presentation with eight training modules developed by American Diabetes Association
  • Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel – Published by the National Diabetes Education Program
  • Training for School Nurses: Helping Administer to the Needs of the Student with Diabetes in School (H.A.N.D.S.) – Online and written guidelines developed for school nurses by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

Resources for Daycare Providers

In Georgia, only licensed professionals may administer insulin to children with diabetes in out-of-home child care. Bright from the Start, part the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, enforces related rules and regulations.

Bright from the Start, along with the Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies of Georgia, offers help providing quality child care to all children, including children with diabetes. This service is staffed by inclusion coordinators who serve every county in Georgia.

In some cases, Bright from the Start can grant variances to specific rules and regulations. Contact your county inclusion coordinator and request the Bright from the Start Policy for Diabetes Management to learn how a daycare center can apply for this variance.

Learn more about Bright from the Start

Learn more about Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (GACCRRA)