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ERIC Number: EJ896595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Strategies for Helping Children with Diabetes in Elementary and Middle Schools
Getch, Yvette; Bhukhanwala, Foram; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n3 p46-51 Jan-Feb 2007
Given the increase in the numbers of children who are at risk for, or who have been diagnosed with, diabetes, school personnel must work as a team to effectively manage and support those children in school-based settings. Understanding the diabetic condition, developing an individualized healthcare plan that addresses the medical and academic needs of children, and working as a team to minimize school-related factors that are shown to constrain a child's education potential are all essential elements of diabetes management in school. Such strategies ensure the healthy academic, physical, and social/emotional development of children with diabetes. In this article, the authors advocate for school personnel to work as a team to construct a diabetes-management plan that addresses the individual physical, psychological, and educational needs of students with diabetes. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A