Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases among children and youth.  It requires appropriate care in the school setting to ensure student safety, well-being and optimal academic performance.

Type 1 Diabetes is the most common in childhood years.  Lack of exercise, poor nutrition, obesity and family predisposition has led to the rise of Type 2 Diabetes among children.

Provincial standards create a safe and supportive environment for children by outlining the roles and responsibilities of parents/guardians, school administrators, and health authorities.

Standards, services and supports are based on best practice developed by Child Health BC: 

Learn about keeping student records and medical alerts:

Planning with Parents

Work closely with parents to provide the support their child's needs – especially in an emergency situation. 

Create a support plan: Start building a support plan for each child by having parents complete the following form:

Request nursing support: Assist parents with notifying Nursing Support Services of children that need assistance with monitoring glucose levels or administering insulin:

Emergency planning: If parents wish to have glucagon given in the event of an emergency, have them complete the following form and get it signed by their child’s physician.

Administrative Learning Tools 


Low Blood Sugar

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