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The Virginia Diabetes Council and the Department of Education: Office of Student Services supports the use of the these school forms as a way to provide quality and standardized care for children with diabetes in all school systems in Virginia.

Members of the Diabetes in Schools Committee
Diabetes in Schools committee members during a recent planning sesion.

Virginia School Diabetes Medical Management Forms (DMMP)

Please share your feedback regarding the new DMMP and related forms to, please write DMMP in the subject line. The VDC will collect feedback for review before the next revision. Thank you!


DMMP Supplemental Form
DMMP Supplement


Quick Links to Diabetes Technical Training


504 Plan:

Many children with diabetes have a 504 plan in order to outline the best methods for diabetes management while in school. This plan, refers to a plan developed to meet the requirements of a federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. (under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.) A 504 Plan sets out the actions the school will take to make sure the student with diabetes is medically safe, has the same access to education as other children, and is treated fairly. If you know a child with diabetes that is newly diagnosed or does not have a 504 plan, use the links below to start the process of implementing a plan at their school. You may also contact the school's 504 Coordinator for more information. 

Other Recommended Resources: 


NIH NIDDK Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel

Virginia Department of Education: Manuel for Training School Employees in Insulin and Glucagon

Virginia Department of Education: Diabetes Management in the School Setting

Children with Diabetes: Diabetes at School

JDRF School Advisory Toolkit

American Diabetes Association: Safe at School



LEARNS Project


Lions Empowering and Aiding Regional Nurses in Schools (LEARNS) Pilot Project

A new pilot project will be funded to benefit children with diabetes attending over 500 Northern Virginia Elementary Schools in 40 school districts during the 2019-2020 school year. This training is funded by a generous grant of $18,000 from the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) and local Lions Clubs District 24-L. The Virginia Diabetes Council (VDC) members working with the Lions Club International Foundation and local Lions Club District 24-L identified the need for additional training and support to diabetes education resources within the school system.


Please review the School Nurse Application to learn more about the project and the application process.

The LEARNS Project team encourages each school division within the 24L region to participate in this project. Please complete the attached application to begin the next steps. We will reach out to the School Health Coordinators to enroll staff members once the grant is approved. Thank you for teaming up with us in this initiative.

Please see the following documents for more information:

LEARNS Informational Flyer - August 2019

Press Release - May 22, 2019

Salas Information


School Nurse Memo 

Powerpoint Presentation


For more
information on this, or other, projects please


The School Committee group holds monthly conference calls on the second Tuesday of every month at 5 pm. For more information or to join, please contact our School Committee Chair Jackie McManemin at

The School Committee is working on upgrading the DMMP form and implementation of a statewide educational program for school nurses. If you are interested in learning more about this committee please contact Jackie McManemin at 

The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is singularly focused on providing young adults with T1D the peer connections they value, and expert resources they need, to successfully manage the challenging transition to independence at college and beyond. Visit our website to learn more about our Campus chapters and informational resources for patients and clinicians. Visit for more information.


Children with Diabetes | A national organization that focuses on children with diabetes. Includes resources, forums, and support groups.


JDRF | One of the most well-recognized organizations in diabetes, JDRF focuses on those with type 1 diabetes.

T1DE | Type 1 Diabetes Experience, or "T1DE" is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and resources for those with type 1 diabetes in the greater Lynchburg area.



Diabetes camp helps children learn self-confidence, self-management skills, self-control, and that there are other children like them who have diabetes and similar challenges everyday. Camps for children with diabetes in and around Virginia include:

Camp Holiday Trails a camp for children with special health needs including diabetes, is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Camp Jordan hosted by Makemie Woods in Barhamsville VA (near Williamsburg VA), is for children with diabetes.

Camp Take Charge offers a week long overnight camp for campers ages 10-17 as well as a three-day family camp for younger campers. Part of Brainy Camps, this camp is associated with the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Camp Too Sweet offers camp for children with diabetes near Roanoke, Virginia.

Lions Camp Merrick: Glyndon Diabetes Program in Maryland provides a camping experience not only for children with diabetes, but for their families as well. Children from the District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia may also attend.  

Lions District 24D: Family Diabetes Camp offers camp for families in Chesapeake, Virginia.




The CDN provides resources and has chapters in colleges and universities across the country. In Virginia, chapters include the University of Virginia, Shenandoah University, George Mason University, The College of William and Mary, and University of Mary Washington.

Founded by Miss Virginia 1998 and Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, provides resources for both college students and young adults with diabetes as well as internship opportunities and conferences across the country.