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John Ratzenberger  

Message from the Chairman for August 15, 1999

It's just about that special time of year again, BACK TO SCHOOL! New clothes, new supplies, a new backpack and perhaps even a new school with new friends. It's exciting and terrifying all at the same time.

And, there's trying to figure out how to control blood sugars with the end of summer and a new routine. Do you meet with the school nurse to review schedules and procedures? Do you meet with each of the teachers? Should each of the teachers keep juice or glucose tablets in the classroom, "just in case?" Are syringes allowed anywhere but in the nurse's office? How many snacks should be available?

It's a confusing first couple of weeks at school, even scary. Your son or daughter is no longer within your immediate reach and you have to let go a little in a new environment. What is the best for the back-to-school period? presents an "Everything You Wanted to Chat About" chat session on Diabetes at School, Monday, August 16 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, hosted by Diabetes Nurse Specialist Steph Schwartz.

We also have a section about Diabetes at School with great information to help you get through those tough first few weeks.

Knowing more makes for better control, so try to spend a few minutes and learn about school options.

Yours Truly,

John Ratzenberger
"Uniting the World to Cure Diabetes"

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