Diabetes Management in School and Child Care

Carbohydrate Counting for School Food Service Professionals Webinar (December 2007)

Institute of Child Nutrition.

Webinar provides an overview of diabetes, meal planning tools, basics of carbohydrate counting, methods to find carbohydrate content, and carbohydrate counting in the school setting.

Children with Diabetes: A Resource Guide for Families and Schools (2012) (PDF | 3.5 MB)

New York State Department of Health.

This guide addresses childhood obesity/overweight and Type II diabetes in children, and provides promising strategies to reduce risk.

Diabetes Fact Sheet for Child Nutrition Professionals (March 2003) (PDF | 74.2 KB)

Institute of Child Nutrition.

Describes Type I and Type II diabetes, principles of meal planning, and the role of the child nutrition professional.

Diabetes Resources for Schools and Youth

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. National Diabetes Education Program.

A collection of resources aimed at helping diabetic students succeed in school.

Help Your Child Manage Diabetes at School (August 2015)


A brief tip sheet to help parents prepare their child for the school year.

Position Statements and Resources for Care at School (March 2015)

American Diabetes Association.

The position papers can be helpful for parents, health care providers, and school staff who support children with diabetes.

Using Exchange Lists for Students with Diabetes in School Food Service Webinar (July 2008)

Institute of Child Nutrition.

This Webinar defines roles of school foodservice with regard to students with diabetes, highlights types of diabetes meal plans, and explains the exchange lists for diabetes.