British Columbia Specific Information
Parents and schools are encouraged to work together when making provisions for, or accommodating, students with diabetes; however this is not a requirement. If parents and the school administrators can come to an agreement, then school personnel may take responsibility for helping students with diabetes during the school day. Visit Government of British Columbia – Diabetes for information on the support available at schools.
The Canadian Diabetes Association is a charitable association that provides information and support to all Canadians. They recommend that schools should allow students to eat at regular intervals, should monitor students experiencing hypoglycemia, and should know what to do during a hypoglycemic emergency. Medical support such as checking blood glucose levels, testing urine or administering insulin should not be expected unless agreed to by parents and the school administration. For more information, visit the Canadian Diabetes Association – Kids with Diabetes at School web page.
You may also call 8-1-1 to speak to a registered dietitian, Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Email a HealthLinkBC Dietitian, or review our Healthy Eating – Diabetes and Hypoglycemia information.
Current as of: August 31, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Stephen LaFranchi MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology & Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator & Colleen O'Connor PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian