November is American Diabetes Month, a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. For years, the American Diabetes Association has used this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and its complications.

 

According to the National Association of School Nurses, "Managing diabetes at school is most effective when there is a partnership among students, parents, school nurse, health care providers, teachers, counselors, coaches, transportation, school nutrition, and administrators.  The school nurse provides the health expertise and coordination needed to ensure cooperation from all partners in assisting the student toward self-management of diabetes."  In Fulton County Schools, the School Nurses and Clinic Assistants work as the School Health Team to coordinate and manage the care of students with diabetes.

 

CONTACT : American Diabetes Association |

800.342.2383 | www.stopdiabetes.com