Your Child’s Right to Diabetes Care in the Child Care Setting Parents and guardians of young children with diabetes are often challenged with finding a child care program knowledgeable about diabetes and willing to care for their child. Fortunately, there are legal protections to ensure access and medical safety of
children with diabetes in child care programs.
The Association has new resources to help families overcome these challenges. A new brochure is available to help you understand your child’s rights at daycare and other child care programs. In this brochure you’ll learn how to make sure your child gets the care he or she needs, such as having trained employees available to administer insulin and recognize and treat hypoglycemia. Another new tool is the sample Child Care Diabetes Medical Management Plan (CCDMMP). Your child’s health care provider can use this sample plan to spell out how your child’s diabetes needs should be met in the child care setting.
To learn more about your child’s rights in the child care setting, visit www.diabetes.org/childcare.