Diabetes and Wyoming Schools
This web page is dedicated to helping Wyoming school personnel and Wyoming families navigate the resources available for assisting students with diabetes in the school setting.
A PowerPoint slide program entitled Diabetes 101 can be requested from the Wyoming Diabetes Prevention and Control Program by calling (307) 777-6011. The program requires PowerPoint 2007. The animated slide program, with written script, gives an overview of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in simple to understand terms. There is no cost for the CD to be mailed to any Wyoming school personnel.
Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed – A guide for school personnel
This resource was developed by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint partnership between the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; in cooperation with more than 200 partner organizations. To download the entire guide (88 pages) as a PDF file, click here.
The guide includes an overview of diabetes, actions plans for school personnel, sample tools for effective diabetes management in schools, summary of school responsibilities under federal law, a list of resources for more information, and a glossary of diabetes terms. (Please note: the contact information for the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is out of date on the resource list. Current information: NASN, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 420, Silver Springs, MD 20910, 1-240-821-1130.)
Action Plans and Other Resources for School Personnel
To link to one of the resources listed below, simply click on the name of the resource.
Information on treating low and high blood sugar for all school personnel:
PDF file from NDEP on Sample Reference Plan for Hypogylcemia (low blood sugar)
PDF file from NDEP on Sample Reference Plan for Hypergylcemia (high blood sugar)
School Principal or School Administrator:
PDF file of Action Checklist for School Principal/Administrator from NDEP
PDF file of Action Checklist for School Teacher from NDEP
PDF file of Action Checklist for School Nurse from NDEP
PDF file of comprehensive diabetes school management guide (Missouri)
Web link to diabetes resources from the National Associatoin of School Nurses
Web link to past articles about diabetes from School Nurse News (2003 to present)
School Food Service Worker:
PDF file of Action Checklist for School Food Service from NDEP
The Lunchbox - website supports healthy school lunches - site includes links to recipes
School Bus Driver:
PDF file of Action Checklist for School Bus Driver from NDEP
School Coach or PE Teacher:
PDF file of Action Checklist for School Coach from NDEP
PDF file of Action Checklist for School Counselor from NDEP
PDF file of Action Checklist for Parent of Child with Diabetes from NDEP
Web link for requesting diabetes advisory toolkit from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
PDF file of Action Checklist for Student with Diabetes from NDEP
PDF file of NDEP teen tip sheet: What is Diabetes?
PDF file of NDEP teen tip sheet: Healthy Food Choices
PDF file of NDEP teen tip sheet: Be Active
PDF file of NDEP teen tip sheet: Healthy Weight
PDF file of NDEP teen tip sheet: Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Diabetes
PDF file of NDEP teen tip sheet: Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
For liist of diabetes websites focused on children and diabetes, click here (list of websites is maintained by the Wyoming Diabetes Prevention and Control Program).