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School and Daycare

Do you support a public school requiring diabetic students to submit to a blood glucose test whenever the principal requests, for discipline purposes, specifically, before the student is investigated?

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We are planning to enroll our five year old daughter (who has had type 1 diabetes for a year and a half) in a private Spanish Immersion elementary school, and almost all the teachers are native speakers from outside the United States. Where can I might find educational materials in Spanish?

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My 13 year old daughter, who has had diabetes for six years, is in the eighth grade, I would like for her to take care of her diabetes at school the same way she does sat home, and I have several questions.

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I’m wondering if there is any special accommodation for children with diabetes taking standardized tests. Obvious concerns are the unanticipated low blood sugars during timed portions of tests, need to keep snacks and testing equipment at hand, etc. I have not found any information specific to diabetes on this issue, but it must come up often.

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My seven year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a month ago, and I took family medical leave from work to take care of him and educate his school, along with the struggle of getting a full time nurse at his school. I was told today to think about transferring my son to a different school. What else can I do to get a nurse at school? Who else can help?

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The public school my daughter is attending will not grant the 504 plan until she is given a test by the school system or if there is evidence of her having difficulty in her school work.

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I work for a public junior high school and act as substitute health clerk. We have a 12 year old boy whose glucose ranges from normal to very high on any given day. I have called 911 for assistance when he became delusional with a very high reading, and they took him to the E.R. I have been told I over-reacted, but I don’t agree.

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At the elementary school where I work, we have a seven year old little girl who seems to run very high numbers and eats many concentrated sweets. We are concerned with the child’s health and well-being, as well as our liability in this matter, but her mother seems to think that this situation is fine. Do you have any advice for us?

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My 16 year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes five weeks ago, is having behavior problems at school. I have addressed the school issues with him, and he has accepted his punishment, but the behavior is continuing. Could he be having a reaction to his insulin?

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Currently, my son is unable to test himself in the classroom because administration considers the lancet to be a weapon. My feelings are that if the lancet is a weapon, so are thumbtacks and scissors. Your thoughts are appreciated.

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