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Our eight year old son is the only child with type 1 diabetes in a small school, and current procedures state that he needs to go to the nurse's office to monitor his blood sugar. There have been times when he has had to test his sugar when no nurse was in the office and he did it on his own. This takes time away from classroom learning and adds to his already felling of being "different". How do you suggest I approach the school about allowing him to do blood testing in the classroom?


The only thing you can do is to approach the school and ask for a meeting to discuss this issue. You might point out that since he is often alone when her checks, it would be better for him to do so in the classroom. Perhaps with education and a list of the pro and cons, you can persuade them to designate an area in the classroom for testing.


Original posting 5 Aug 2003
Posted to School and Daycare


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