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The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them.  Diabetes has long been a problem for countless children. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional.  If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician skilled in diabetes management, the resources listed or other professional in your area.

This is a sample Service Plan for a child with diabetes to help in initiating testing in the classroom:


SERVICE PLAN: Student Jane Jones

Present Concern:

To develop procedures for testing blood glucose, algorithms for blood sugar results (snack provisions), and emergency situations within the school setting that:

  • Accommodate Jane’s health needs that are in compliance with physician’s directions and which minimize interruption of his education.
  • Address the safety of Jane, other students, and staff (observe universal precautions).
  • Minimize disruption of learning for Jane and other students.

Accommodation Plan:

  1. Procedure will follow guidelines as directed by Jane’s primary physician, Dr. Doctor.
  2. Location of testing and procedure:

In the classroom: Assistance from staff who are knowledgeable of student’s medical condition and regiment. Jane will be assisted as needed. Testing will be done in the same designated location of the classroom each time.

Testing equipment storage and use will be located in the designated area and secured by school staff.

Designated area and safety precautions:

Next to sink, tray with kit will be kept out of reach of students close to testing site.

Out of the classroom: When Jane is not in class, such as physical education, assemblies, on the playground, etc., testing will be done in the most convenient location.

  1. Staff Assistance:

The school nurse or health clerk will monitor Jane when possible. An instructional assistant, knowledgeable of Jane’s medical condition and regiment, trained by school nurse, and routinely monitored by her, will be assigned to Jane to assist this procedure when school nurse and health clerk are not available.

  1. Emergency Procedure Plan:

School staff members who have been trained by the school nurse in the administration of glucagon injection will be available to follow emergency procedures as outlined in medical directives by physician. (See attached.) Mother will be called.

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