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School and Daycare

How does one get teachers to ensure your child’s blood sugars are normal at school? How many people with type 1 get married and avoid complications?

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Should my son be allowed to delay school tests or retake them if he is low at school? My son attends a Christian school.

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How can I control my son’s behavior at school? He is defiant, has mood swings and can’t keep his hands to himself. His blood sugars are either high or low.

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Could you provide a guide for those of us who are sending our children with diabetes off to college, especially for those far from home?

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My son’s school hockey coach had a school doctor write a protocol for my son to play and makes my son check his blood sugar in front of a coach. Is this discrimination?

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The school nurse doesn’t approve of in-class blood sugar testing. Do I have the right to insist my daughter be allowed to test her blood sugar in the classroom?

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During the summer, my son will be going on field trips with his school. There is no trained person going with them. What are the regulations for daycare facilities? If I have to stay at home to care for my son over the summer, are there any financial assistance programs?

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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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