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From Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA:

My son will be starting kindergarten this September. When school is out for the summer, we have to send him to a day camp during the day, because my wife and I both work. If his sugar levels are high, he would need an injection. If we pre-fill the needles, would the staff be able to administer insulin?


Generally, camp staff will not be able to administer insulin unless the day camp is specifically a diabetes day camp, staffed with qualified staff. Camps do not have the same mandates that schools must follow. I suggest that you check with the camp director to see if arrangements could be made for administering insulin.


Original posting 15 Mar 2004
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections and School and Daycare


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