Section 504 Plan – For Parents of Diabetic Students
The purpose of the 504 Plan is to outline protocol for students with diabetes should the student experience high or low blood sugar, injuries, illness, etc. The need for people in school settings with a “diabetes education” is great and can mean the difference between life and death should a student not be able to respond to his or her own medical needs. The plan specifies what the student is able to do for themselves and when trained staff are to step in . Check out a sample here.
If you have a child with diabetes, it is crucial that plans be made for everything from best to worst case scenarios. Educate your child, their teachers, caregivers, and any other people with them on a regular basis. If you have not had the opportunity to do so, check with your student’s school to see what the protocol is for student with diabetes to make sure their needs are met!
You can read more about keeping your child safe at school here.