Back to School With Type 1 Diabetes

Help your child stay safe and happy at school with advice from experts and fellow parents.

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Expert Advice

Going Back to School After Diagnosis

Set Up Your Child for a Successful School Year

Getting on a Good Schedule for the School Year

Educational Games for Your Classroom Visit

Connect With the Class: Celebrities With Type 1 Diabetes

Birthday Parties and Classroom Parties

Teachers Talk: “5 Things Moms of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Taught Me”

School Lunches for the Week: Your Go-To Game Plan

A Week of Perfectly Packed Lunch Boxes

Your Play-by-Play Guide to School-Year Sports

On Your Mark: Talking to the Coach

Managing Spring Sports


Real Moms Talk Type 1

A Better Way to Prep for Your 504 Plan Meeting

Kindergarten with Type 1

The Spectrum of School Care

Success With Kindergarten

A Surprise Classroom Snack

I Stopped Homeschooling!

Yes to 504 Plans

10 Things I Learned From Kaitlyn’s First Year of School

Making School Lunch Easy for Everyone

Being the New Kid in School

Talking to School Personnel

When Things Don't Go Right at School

How a School Can Make All the Difference

The Spectrum of School Care, Revisited

Thank You to Our School Nurse

What I’ve Learned About School

Diabetes Prep for School Emergencies


People in the Know Q&A

Finding Help at School

Field Trips

When the School Nurse Is Part-Time

Lows at School

Fighting Labels at a New School

Bullies at School

Transitioning to Middle School

Missing Out on a Classroom Snack 

Parent-Teacher Communication

Making Up Missed Schoolwork

Classroom Parties

Sports Tryouts

Diabetes Supplies for School

Emergency Preparedness


Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1  diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.