Parents Corner

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As you send your son or daughter back to school this fall, you know that parents of children with diabetes have more than school supplies and homeroom assignments to think about. Your son or daughter has a disease that must be managed 24/7, and proper care for diabetes throughout the school day is essential in maintaining their overall health. Are you prepared?

Do you know what a “504 plan” is and whether your child needs one? A “504 plan” is a legal document designed to make sure students with disabilities, such as diabetes, can manage their condition at school and receive the same education as other kids. A 504 plan spells out how your son or daughter’s diabetes care should be provided while he or she is at school and school activities.

Learn more about these plans and how to put one in place for your child. You can also download a sample plan to use as a starting point with your child’s school.

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