Time to start thinking about back to school! I know, many districts don’t start until after Labor Day, but throughout much of the country, August means it’s time to head to class. With that in mind, let’s talk about about diabetes and school.

My guest is Crystal Jackson, head of the American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School program. She walks us through legal rights, common challenges and how to form a partnership with your child’s school. Jackson has a grown daughter with type 1 – she’s walked the walk. You’ll also hear from a mom whose child with diabetes attends a charter school. She shares her experiences and gives some good advice for the unexpected. I talk about setting goals that make sense at the elementary school level:

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Helpful links:

American Diabetes Association Safe at School (main page)

ADA Safe at School Webinars 

Need to talk to someone? 1-800-Diabetes (1-800-342-2383)