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.
February 16, 2002
School and Daycare
Question from Hurst, Texas, USA:
My 11 year old has diabetes. What do most parents do for insulin at school? I can't imagine him taking it back and forth he can hardly remember to take his head -- good thing it's tied on!
What do other parents do? They employ the help of their school nurse. If your school receives Federal funding, discuss drafting an IEP and 504 plan to help delineate who will help your child at school. Schools that receive Federal funding are mandated by the American with Disabilities Act to help children with special needs. Diabetes is one of them. Need more help? Contact your son’s pediatric diabetes team.
Additional comments from Lois Schmidt Finney, diabetes dietitian:
Most times we try to not have kids have to take insulin at school, but if they do have to do so, they keep an extra bottle in the refrigerator, usually in the school nurse’s office.
[Editor’s comment: See The Law, Schools, and Your Child with Diabetes.