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My 25 year old girlfriend recently had a bout of hyperglycemia which she treated herself and was finally able to resolve. The problem is that her university has advised her that if she was sick enough to miss school, she was sick enough to need to visit a doctor and will not consider her absence justified. Does the Americans with Disabilities Act pertain to this situation?

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Our seven year old has begun second grade. The school district’s suggestion is that they use the gel as a substitute for glucagon, and then telephone 911. Do you recommend this? If not, please explain why.

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The school nurse phoned me today. She indicated that my son has been inadvertently using another child’s kit to test his blood sugars at lunch time. Should I seek the advice of an attorney?

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Our school cafeteria people are not dietitians. Should they be giving parents a carb count on the meals that are served? Should the parents be provided with an advance copy of the menus and doing the figuring on their own? Keep in mind, not all of the food contains nutritional break down.

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My eight year old niece, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two years ago, has not had many problems, but now she is having trouble going to school. She absolutely refuses to go and goes into an crying fit every morning saying that her belly hurts and that she doesn’t feel good. What should I do?

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I have learned that my 10 year old daughter, who has had type 1 diabetes for about seven months, may have been exposed to fifth disease and have read that this virus can be a problem for people with weakened immune systems. Does fifth disease create problems in children with diabetes?

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I am a 17 year old male with type 1 diabetes and my school district has put a very strict attendance policy in to place that limits absences to five per trimester, but my diabetes causes me to miss more than this by quite a few. This causes problems with my school credits and may become a legal issue if it is not resolved. Do you have and input or advice?

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Yesterday at school, my 17 year old son had a very serious low reaction, and apparently he pushed two girls to get to their cookies and then hit a boy who tried to stick up for the girls, but my son does not remember any of this, and the school wants to send him to an off-site campus classroom for the rest of the school year for his actions.

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My son, diagnosed at age two, has started Kindergarten. We have always tested his blood sugar before each meal and snack, and at 3:00 am. His school is looking for documentation for testing at snack time, but everywhere I look, the guidelines seem to be for before meals only. Am I alone in my schedule with my son?

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My son will be attending day camp all summer. If we pre-fill syringes, would the staff be able to administer insulin?

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