Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Maine, USA:

Our seven year old son has had diabetes for 3 years. We have been trying to get testing in the classroom for him but have been told that there is a risk of blood borne pathogens. Is this true? What are the CDC's guidelines on this issue?


There are guidelines from OSHA which pertain to blood glucose monitoring in schools. In New York State there are also infection control guidelines. I would suggest they contact the equivalent of their state board of education concerning their particular requirements.


[Editor's comment: You could also contact the American Diabetes Association, and ask them. See Diabetes at School. WWQ]

Original posting 6 Jan 98


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:56
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.