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.
September 5, 2001
Question from Yonkers, New York, USA:
My three year old daughter (diagnosed 11 months ago) will be receiving her insulin pump in a week or two, and after we go through the training (hopefully everything goes well), my husband and I plan to send her to school for half a day. I just feel more comfortable sending her to a school where there are also children like her. The reason is not mainly due to discrimination (although it is also one of the factors) -- I feel that the school would be more medically ready and knowledgeable. illness. Where can we obtain information on schools in which there are children with diabetes? I've tried calling my local JDRF office, but no one seems to have information on this.
If you are talking about schools in your area for who have children your daughter’s age with diabetes, I would post this question on our message board. It probably will be difficult to find a pre-school in your area that has a three year old with a insulin pump since currently they are not used extensively in children your daughter’s age. I would check with your pump representative and your daughter’s diabetes team who would be more knowledgeable about this. Again, you might want post this question on our message board.