Diabetes, classified under Type 1 (failure to produce insulin) and the more common Type 2 (resistance to insulin), is an exceptionality that students may face in their academic career. Symptoms range from frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. Teachers should have the proper modifications and adaptations necessary to accommodate students with this disability and be prepared to give students the proper aid if their condition triggers.
We found a helpful article from Vermont Department of Health that highlight several strategies to manage students with diabetes in school. It highlights the how to plan and care for students with diabetes as well as things to go over in a parent meeting as well as defining the roles and responsibilities of teachers, students and administration.




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Citation
"Managing Diabetes at School - Diabetes Program." Vermont Department of Health. Web. 30 Nov. 2010. <http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/diabetes/school_diabetes.aspx>.