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Diabetes

The health office requests that parent/guardian provides the following:

  • Diabetes Questionnaire completed yearly by the parent/guardian. Most clinics have a Diabetes Management Plan to submit to the school. Click here for a sample management plan, similar to what you should receive from your health care provider.
  • Consent for Administration of Medication/Treatment form signed yearly by the parent/guardian.
  • All supplies including blood glucose meter, strips, glucagon, fast acting carb snacks, juice boxes, ketostix and ketone meter and any other necessary supplies.

Each year, parents of students with diabetes should arrange to meet with the school nurse.  At this meeting the Diabetes Questionnaire will be reviewed as well as the current Diabetes Management Plan.  The School nurse will write, as necessary, an Individual Health Plan and/or Emergency Care Plan based on these two documents.  These plans will need yearly review by the parents.

According to the American Diabetes Association, the ages at which children are able to perform self-care tasks for diabetes management are individual and variable.  St. Croix Preparatory Academy health office recognizes the need for minimal interruptions for the student to have optimal opportunity for academic success.  The school nurse will work with parents, students, healthcare professionals, and school staff in striving to meet the needs of the student without compromising health and safety of all parties involved.  Please complete Consent for Self-Blood Glucose Monitoring if you feel your child is ready for that step.  Other accommodations can be made via the Individual Health Plan and/or a 504 Plan.

To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions please contact the school nurse at nurse@stcroixprep.org or 651-395-5906.