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If your child requires insulin at school, who administers it?

 
     

A parent

 
 

8%

 

  40

 
     

My child

 
 

53%

 

  262

 
     

Nurse or other medical staff

 
 

22%

 

  111

 
     

School personnel (non medical)

 
 

8%

 

  41

 
     

Someone else

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

My child is not allowed to take insulin at school

 
 

1%

 

  5

 
     

My child doesn't need to take insulin at school

 
 

5%

 

  27

 
     

Other

 
 

1%

 

  7

 


Total votes: 493

 

If your child requires insulin at school, who administers it?

Poll dates: November 4 - 11, 2007
Total Votes: 493

Diabetes is part of a child's life 24 hours a day. Their need for care doesn't end when they enter a school building. With insulin pump therapy and multiple daily injections now considered standard practice, the days of kids not neeting to take insulin at school are fading fast. For older kids, taking insulin is usually not a problem. For younger kids, however, families often need to arrange for an adult to oversee insulin dosing.

Just over half of our readers report that their kids administer their own insulin. Parents go to school to give insulin for less than one in ten kids, a significant decline compared with results from the first time we ran this poll in February 2000.

For kids on injections, having a pen at school can make preparing and giving injections quite easy. The NovoPen Jr. is highly recommended because it can deliver half-unit doses.

The table below shows how our readers responded to this poll in the past.

Answer   Nov 2007   Apr 2006   Feb 2005   Feb 2000  
A parent 8% 9% 7% 18%
My child 53% 52% 52% 53%
Nurse or other medical staff 22% 18% 19% 21%
School personnel 8% 6% 7% 2%
Someone else 0% 1% 1% 4%
Child not allowed to take insulin at school 1% 1% 1% --
Child doesn't need to take insulin at school 5% 9% 8% --

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Last Updated: Sunday November 11, 2007 12:06:54
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