Diabetes Resources and Training

Published: 8/30/2017 2:37 PM

KRS 156.502 and KRS 158.838 require training for nonmedical school personnel on diabetes management, particularly for administration of insulin, and allows school districts to select which diabetes training materials they will use. This specialized training is required ONLY if the school has one or more students with diabetes.

Please contact the organizations listed at the links below for further information regarding diabetes training and materials. Insulin administration training for school district employees is not designed or delivered by the Kentucky Department of Education. 

* Please note that the Kentucky Administrative Regulation  704 KAR 1:160 referred to in these training modules has been changed to 702 KAR 1:160.  Please note the additional information in section 2 (10(c) of the regulation.*

  (10) A school shall have emergency care procedures, which shall include:

 (c) A requirement that, at all times when enrolled students, for whom documentation under KRS 158.838(2) or (7) has been provided to the school, are present during school hours or participating in school-related activities, there is a school employee who is trained to administer and can administer or assist with the self-administration of glucagon, insulin, or seizure rescue medications. A student shall be permitted to conduct the actions and possess the supplies and equipment described in KRS 158.838(7) at school-related activities regardless of whether the student is a participant or mere observer of the school-related activity;

Materials and resources for school districts for schools that have one or more students with diabetes can be located through the following organizations:​

Karen Erwin 
Office of Finance and Operations
Division of District Support
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5279
Fax (502) 564-6771