Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
October 5, 2005
School and Daycare
Question from Houston, Texas, USA:
The social studies department at my child's school has a reputation for penalizing students if they are absent for a test or a quiz. They give harder tests if the student is absent, such as fill in the blank tests, rather than giving them the multiple choice test that the other students took if they were not absent. Is it legal for the school to penalize my child for blood sugar issues if the teacher knows that it is diabetes-related and the blood glucose reading is documented by the school?
As long as the protocol is the same for all students who miss a test, then the school is not discriminating. You may want to talk to your child’s school about their reasons for doing this and to confirm that this protocol is applied to all.