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School and Daycare

My 15 year old daughter, who has type 1 diabetes, wears an insulin pump and does all of her own boluses, monitoring, etc. She is in the ninth grade and the problem is that whenever she goes on a school trip, a parent is required to attend. We have been told that if we can’t go, she can’t go which doesn’t seem fair to me.

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My son will be entering the second grade and just got changed to doing a shot before lunch. He cannot do his own shots yet and will need help, but the school nurse is only there one day a week and has a helper as other times. Do they have to help him do his shots? Do I have to go to the school and give my son’s shots until he learns to do them himself?

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My son’s kindergarten school nurse had told us that my son cannot take his glucose testing kit inside his classroom. Is this right?

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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. How do I approach the school about allowing him to do blood testing in the classroom?

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My six year old did her OLSAT with a normal blood sugar and got referred to the gifted program, but when follow up in school tests were done she was tested four times out of six with elevated blood sugars, and now she seems to miss the program by one question. Now I am blaming myself for letting them test her when she was high and feel that, if I have demanded normal blood sugars, she would have done better.

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My son has type 1 diabetes, and I am very concerned about his safety at school. At times there is no nurse or any other trained professional in the building at all, and the school he attends refuses to administer glucagon for liability reasons. What kind of complications could be the result of waiting for the rescue team to administer it rather than giving it immediately?

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My seven year daughter was just diagnosed with hypoglycemia, and we have been taking her snacks to school with doctor’s orders so that she may have them at a prescribed time. We have tried to make her teacher understand how important it is for her to eat, but every day this week the teacher has told me she forgot to feed her. What can I do to rectify this problem?

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My teenage son is going to be taking college tests, and I was wondering if there is a form to fill out so that he can have food or drink with him. Most of these tests are over three hours long.

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My nephew has just started first grade, and his mother gave the school her written instructions. On the first day of school, he was sent home with a high blood sugar level. The district has only one nurse who travels between schools. Also, he is not allowed to ride the school bus. Is this legal? Is the school required to hire a full time nurse?

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An eight year old student’s blood sugars at school fluctuate widely. She is falling behind in her studies and always appears to be “spacing out” in class. I have been told by her doctor’s office that there is no correlation between the fluctuation in blood sugar and the drop in her grades. Could you please send me information regarding this?

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