From Claremont, New Hampshire, USA:
My 11 year old daughter has typeá1 diabetes and is using an insulin pump. Her school is supporting her, but this issue has never arisen before. She's playing soccer, and the coach/principal is concerned with wearing her pump during practice and games. There is no precedent in our school system for this, and we wanted to know what other parents/students/school staff have done about students wearing their pumps during school. What is procedure in other states as far as how they wear it, what to do it gets hit or comes disconnected, etc.? Should we have something in writing to accompany the 504 plan?
You definitely should have something in your daughter's 504 plan, or as an attachment that's mentioned in the plan. There are several options for pump use during physical activity, including disconnecting altogether. You and your daughter's diabetes team should work out a plan to suits her needs.
Original posting 30 Aug 2003
Posted to School and Daycare
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:48
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.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.