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Insulin Device Use in Schools

In December 2002, we ran a survey about insulin and insulin device use in schools. The results of the survey are below.

1. Does your child's school allow him/her to deliver insulin in school?

Percent
Yes   91
No   3
I don't know   6
Choice Count Percentage Answered
Yes 145 91.2%
No 4 2.5%
I don't know 10 6.3%

2. Does the school have a policy about delivering insulin that distinguishes between the device that may be used in school (e.g., pens vs. syringes)?

Percent
Yes   3
No   85
I don't know   12
Choice Count Percentage Answered
Yes 5 3.1%
No 135 84.9%
I don't know 19 11.9%

3. Has your school's policy regarding treating diabetes in school affected your/your child's ability to manage his/her condition (e.g., number of times per day he/she can test blood, administer insulin)?

Percent
Yes   11
No   87
I don't know   3
Choice Count Percentage Answered
Yes 17 10.8%
No 136 86.6%
I don't know 4 2.5%

4. Has your child's health care provider had to adjust his/her treatment as a result of school policy?

Percent
Yes   6
No   94
I don't know   1
Choice Count Percentage Answered
Yes 9 5.7%
No 148 93.7%
I don't know 1 0.6%

5. Does your child use a pen or syringe?

Percent
Syringe   29
Insulin pen   39
Pump with syringe backup   21
Pump with pen backup   11
Other   0
Choice Count Percentage Answered
Syringe 46 29.3%
Insulin pen 61 38.9%
Pump with syringe backup 33 21.0%
Pump with pen backup 17 10.8%
Other 0 0.0%

6. If you use a pen, did you consider of ease of use in school when you/your child chose a pen?

Percent
Yes   45
No   14
I don't use a pen   41
Choice Count Percentage Answered
Yes 67 45.0%
No 21 14.1%
I don't use a pen 61 40.9%

7. Is your school's policy dictated by school district, county, state or federal rules/laws?

Percent
School district   38
County or other local government   3
State or province   7
National or federal   7
I don't know   44
Choice Count Percentage Answered
School district 59 38.3%
County or other local government 5 3.2%
State or province 11 7.1%
National or federal 11 7.1%
I don't know 68 44.2%

8. Have there been recent (within about the last two years) changes in your school's policy about managing your child's diabetes in school (e.g. about whether he/she can perform blood tests, deliver insulin, etc)? Would you consider them to be positive or negative changes?

Percent
Yes, and the changes have been positive   27
Yes, and the changes have been neutral   4
Yes, and the changes have been negative   4
No, there have been no changes   47
I don't know   17
Choice Count Percentage Answered
Yes, and the changes have been positive 42 26.9%
Yes, and the changes have been neutral 7 4.5%
Yes, and the changes have been negative 7 4.5%
No, there have been no changes 73 46.8%
I don't know 27 17.3%

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

Percent
Child   67
Nurse or nurses aid   15
Teacher   1
Other staff member   1
Parent who works at school   0
Parent who visits school to administe...   14
Other   3
Choice Count Percentage Answered
Child 103 66.9%
Nurse or nurses aid 23 14.9%
Teacher 1 0.6%
Other staff member 1 0.6%
Parent who works at school 0 0.0%
Parent who visits school to administer insulin 22 14.3%
Other 4 2.6%


                 
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Last Updated: Wednesday December 18, 2002 14:58:28
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