State law addresses diabetes plans.
17 Guam Code Annotated 9A102 General Policy.
I Liheslaturan Guåhan declares that students with serious health conditions should not be prevented from receiving critical medications in the most expedient and safe manner possible. This Chapter shall be construed to facilitate unobstructed access to health services and administration of medicines, including during emergency events, for elementary and secondary school students in Guam Department of Education schools.
17 Guam Code Annotated 9A103. Definitions.
(a) Anaphylaxis means an allergic reaction resulting from sensitization following prior contact with an antigen which can be a life-threatening emergency. Anaphylaxis may be triggered by, among other agents, foods, drugs, injections, insect stings, and physical activity.
(b) Condition requiring prescribed medication includes any serious medical condition that requires prescribed medications, such as asthma, allergies placing the student at risk of anaphylaxis, a seizure disorder, or diabetes mellitus.
(c) Health care practitioner means a physician or other health care provider who has prescriptive authority.
(d) Health services means the provision of direct health care, including the administration of medication; the operation, maintenance, or health care through the use of medical equipment; or the administration of clinical procedures.
(e) Medications means all medicines individually prescribed by a health care practitioner that pertain to asthma or are used to treat anaphylaxis, including, but not limited to, inhaled bronchodilators and auto-injectable epinephrine; or that pertain to diabetes, including, but not limited to, Glucagon or insulin; or that pertain to a seizure disorder.
(f) School employee means an individual working in association with a Guam Department of Education school, not to include employees of charter schools, parochial schools, or Department of Defense schools.
17 Guam Code Annotated 9A301 Student Self-Administration and Possession of Medications.
(g) Diabetes Care Tasks. Upon fulfilling the requirements of Subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this Section, a student with diabetes shall be permitted to perform blood glucose checks, administer insulin through the insulin delivery system the student uses, treat hypoglycemia, and otherwise attend to the care and management of his or her diabetes when at school, during school-sponsored activities, or before and after normal school activities, including school-sponsored child care or afterschool programs. A student shall be permitted to possess on his or her person at all times necessary supplies and equipment to perform these monitoring and treatment functions. Upon request by the parent or student, the student shall have access to a private area for performing diabetes care tasks. Any training of a school employee in diabetes care tasks shall be fully consistent with training programs and guidelines developed by the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes Individualized Health Care Plan (IHP)
Document provides guidelines in the management of diabetes at school and school sponsored activities.
SOP 1200-011 Diabetes Management at School and School Sponsored Activities
Standard Operating Procedure provides guidelines in the management of diabetes at school and school sponsored activities.