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My six year old has her regular diabetes check ups that unfortunately fall during school hours, and this year students who have perfect attendance get to go on a field trip every quarter to the movies, so now she does not want to go to her appointments because she doesn’t want to miss out of a perfect attendance award with her friends. Are there any provisions for children with diabetes?

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Recently, a five year old child in our child care center was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and we are not getting much information from the parent. Are there guidelines that would apply across the board as to what we need to do for a child with type 1 diabetes?

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My five and a half year old son is having issues with lack of motivation at kindergarten, but before he was diagnosed, he never had this problem, and the teachers seem to think I shouldn’t use diabetes as an “excuse”. Is there some written information I could bring them to explain how the different sugars may affect motivation?

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My 10 year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 11 months ago, is having many episodes of high blood sugar, especially at school. I have talked to the nurse about my concern that when he has high blood sugar he may not feel well enough to return to class right away. Is this a common problem?

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I have a student with type 1 diabetes, and all of this current year his blood sugar has been running very high. I think it is a crime for a child today, who can take advantage of all of our modern technology and new insulins, to be facing problems basically from lack of concern by family. Is it some form of abuse or neglect to not provide adequate care for a child with diabetes?

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My son’s school personnel shake their heads about using the glucagon emergency kit for loss of consciousness and state they will not do it. At this point, they refuse to learn to give shots of any form. What is the law regarding the school giving emergency glucagon shots?

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My daughter is going away to college and we don’t know what to do about the use of glucagon in the residence hall setting. What do you recommend?

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I know my son’s behavior is related to his diabetes, but the school don’t agree and is treating it as a bad behavior problem. Do you have a list of behavior problems other then the standard one listed in most of the information about diabetes?

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School is difficult for my child who has had type 1 diabetes since age two, and and no one has an answer to that question. What effect does type 1 have on the brain? Do the highs and lows have a neurological impact or not? How does the fluctuation affect the learning process of these children?

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If a child qualifies for a free and or reduced lunch in a school district, is the child also able to have their snacks provided for?

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