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:
***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.