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From Maine, USA:

Our seven year old son has had diabetes for 3 years. We have been trying to get testing in the classroom for him but have been told that there is a risk of blood borne pathogens. Is this true? What are the CDC's guidelines on this issue?


There are guidelines from OSHA which pertain to blood glucose monitoring in schools. In New York State there are also infection control guidelines. I would suggest they contact the equivalent of their state board of education concerning their particular requirements.


[Editor's comment: You could also contact the American Diabetes Association, and ask them. See Diabetes at School. WWQ]

Original posting 6 Jan 98


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