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My 11 year old son has difficulty in the classroom when his blood sugars are extremely high. His teachers seem to want to believe his problems are not diabetes-related, but rather due to his ‘immaturity.’ Where can I find data on this so I can possibly modify his IEP?

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I have two children (ages 12 and 16) with diabetes, and the county nurse (there is no school nurse) called me about their school plan. She told me that they will not give a glucagon injection to a child. This is not right — It is in their 504 plan. Do they have to inject glucagon if they find my sons unconscious?

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One local school here is asking that the parents provide documentation on a weekly basis of the calibration procedure and results for each child with diabetes, claiming that CLIA regulations are driving this request. Do schools generally require meter calibration by the parents on a routine basis? Do you have any comments on this practice for kids in schools?

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My daughter attends a parochial school. Must a parent be present on school field trips? Are the laws different for public schools versus private schools?

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I am a nurse and am raising three grandchildren, one of whom has severe hypoglycemia, and I have several questions.

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I need to develop policies, procedures and standards for practice in my district, and we have a Kindergarten student on an insulin pump. I am trying to maintain that I am not authorized to train unlicensed personal to deliver insulin, but the parent seems to think the school should be obligated to provide a licensed person to deliver insulin as needed.

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Must 11 to 19 year old students who self-monitor blood glucose be restricted to only testing in the school health office where a sharps container is located? What should the policy be concerning the used lancets?

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My son is now entering public kindergarten, and his teachers have convinced themselves that they cannot remember to give him his snack on time unless they use an outside alarm device. We have protested the use of this bell since day one of school in writing and verbally, and six weeks into the school year we found out they are still using it.

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The school allows my daughter to take her monitor and tablets with her to all classes, and do checks whenever she needs to. She does her blood sugar check, and eats in the lunchroom, but then then has to go down to the health room to administer her insulin. Does she have any rights that allow her to administer/carry her insulin/syringes with her?

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Is it legal for a public school to waive its responsibility, liability or accountability for the untimely or lack of carrying out the diabetes management plan if a school nurse is not available during school hours? Are there any other school districts in our state that waive such responsibilities? Where can I found out if this is common? How do I proceed to find out?

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