Students who have been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes require special management of their health care needs at school. This allows them to be ready to learn and have access to equal educational opportunities as their peers. It ensures that students with diabetes are safe at school and ready to learn. In the long-term, research shows that intensive management of diabetes helps to decrease the complications of the disease.

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has partnered with the Montana Office of Public Instruction to develop a diabetes training for school staff. The self-paced course is worth 2 OPI renewal units. Trainees will learn how school staff in different positions can help care for students with diabetes throughout the school day. Check out the free training on the  Montana Teacher Learning HUB today!

Parent & Family Toolkit

Teachers & School Staff Toolkit

Diabetes Care in the Classroom

Coaches Toolkit



School Nurse Toolkit

Healthcare Provider Toolkit

Montana DPHHS School Health Grants

$500-$1,500 grants are available to schools seeking to carry out chronic disease related projects in the school or district. School nurses, school counselors, public health nurses, and school administrators are eligible to apply for grants. Certified asthma and/or diabetes educators are also eligible to apply. Additional information can be found on the   School Health Grants  page. 

Partner Acknowledgments

We would like to acknowledge the contributions of key partners in the development of this diabetes page and its resources:

  • Montana Kids with Diabetes - School Collaborative
    • Montana parents of children with diabetes
    • Montana healthcare providers of children with diabetes
    • Montana educators and school leaders
    • Montana Association of  School Nurses
    • Montana Diabetes Educators Network
    • Montana Office of Public Instruction
    • Montana Board of Nursing
    • American Diabetes Association - National, Regional, and Montana Offices
  • American Diabetes Association, Alaska Area
  • Alaska Division of Public Health
  • Colorado Kids with Diabetes

    Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Marci Butcher, RD, CDE
Email: mbutcher@midrivers.com
Phone: 844-MTHLT4U (844-684-5848)