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Diabetes Care at School

 

It is important that parents of students with diabetes communicate fully with the school clinic assistant about the student’s needs.  If possible, plan to meet with the clinic assistant prior to the beginning of the school year or before the first day of attendance for students who start later in the school year.

The Bonham ISD requires the following forms be signed by the parent/guardian for all students seeking diabetes care while at school:

  • DIABETES MEDICAL MANAGEMENT PLAN – This form is usually a copy of the sliding scale and diabetes plan from the student’s personal physician or diabetes clinic.
  • MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION FORM – This form must be signed by the student’s parent/guardian for permission to administer insulin, glucagon, glucose tablets/gels, etc.. in the school setting.  This form is located in the Health Services Department under Medications.
  • AUTHORIZATION FOR ADMINISTRATION OFDIABETES MANAGEMENT & CARE SERVICES BY UNLICENSED DIABETIC CARE ASSISTANT – This form will be signed when all medications and other 2 forms are brought in to clinic.  ***If the student’s parent/guardian chooses not to sign the form, the parent/guardian will be responsible for administration of the diabetes care/medication in the event that the school clinic assistant is not available.  
  • INSULIN PUMP PHYSICIAN ORDERS – this is for students using an insulin pump and can be obtained in the school clinic.  

‚Äč***A STUDENT’S PARENT/GUARDIAN IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY SUPPLIES/FOOD FOR THE STUDENT WITH DIABETES.***

 

ROLE OF THE UNLICENSED DIABETIC CARE ASSISTANT (UDCA)

House Bill No. 984 (Care of the Student with Diabetes) enacted in 2005, specifies that each school train at least one unlicensed diabetic care assistant.  In order to protect the safety & health of all students, the Bonham ISD has chosen to have a minimum of 3 UDCAs trained at each campus, in addition to the campus clinic assistant.  The UDCAs will provide diabetes management and care services.  Such services include, but are not limited to, the administration of insulin, or in an emergency, the administration of glucagon.