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School and Daycare from 2001

  1. Is there a law or something that specifies that medical services must be accessible at school for the child in situations like this? (19 Dec 2001)
  2. My 15 year old attends a Catholic high school which refuses to sell a beverage he can drink at lunch time. They sell regular soda and milk. (17 Dec 2001)
  3. What do I tell the director of a non-diabetes sleep away camp about the medical needs of my child? What do I teach the counselors? (16 Dec 2001)
  4. Does diabetes affect cognitive thinking just when glucose levels are not within range or is this long term effect on thought processes? (12 Dec 2001)
  5. When this student's blood glucose is low, he refuses to check his blood glucose. Do I have the right to check his blood glucose even if I have to restrain him? (28 Nov 2001)
  6. Are there any laws, or are any being discussed governing diabetes care at a private school? (28 Nov 2001)
  7. When my son has a high blood sugar level before gym, he is not allowed to participate to prevent any adverse reactions. Can the coach use his absence as an excuse to grade him lower? (18 Nov 2001)
  8. The school has built a new soccer field, but the nearest restrooms are some 300 yards away. Is this within reason? (17 Nov 2001)
  9. Can you recommend a facility (boarding school, clinic, hospital) where I could live and go to school and be guided in getting better control of my diabetes and my life? (12 Nov 2001)
  10. Do you think we should our son go on a four day school field trip? (1 Nov 2001)
  11. I'm wondering if there is any special accommodation for children with diabetes taking standardized tests. (30 Oct 2001)
  12. My son's kindergarten school nurse had told us that my son cannot take his glucose testing kit inside his classroom. Is this right? (30 Oct 2001)
  13. A fourth grade student's mother says that school work can affect his diabetes by causing stress, and he can't concentrate on homework for more than 15 minutes at a time. (28 Oct 2001)
  14. I am thinking of getting my 14 year old son tested for something along the lines of attention deficit disorder (whatever it is). Would that be a good place to start? (27 Oct 2001)
  15. Are there any grants issued for children with type 1 diabetes to attend private high schools? (22 Oct 2001)
  16. Can my daughter's diabetes be affecting her schoolwork? (17 Oct 2001)
  17. My six year old's counsellor wants to know, in professional terms, how much blood glucose fluctuation affects the ability to learn and behave properly. (15 Oct 2001)
  18. I have been unable to find specific information on what the parents' responsibilities are with relation to a child's care at the school. (9 Oct 2001)
  19. How should school health personnel handle blood sugars over 450 mg/dl [25 mmol/L] ? (2 Oct 2001)
  20. Could this boy's lack of reading skills be caused by the hyperglycemia? (2 Oct 2001)
  21. Is the school required to have trained staff (other than the RN) to administer the glucagon if necessary? (29 Sep 2001)
  22. My eight year old son was sent home from school because he wore a pump to school, and we were told he could not come back. (28 Sep 2001)
  23. How much say do parents have on their child's care at school? (28 Sep 2001)
  24. My 11 year old is going on a pump and attends a small Catholic school which does not have a nurse. Do we have any rights? Any suggestions? (28 Sep 2001)
  25. The school nurse phoned me and indicated that my son has been inadvertently using another child's kit to test his blood sugars. Should I seek the advice of an attorney? (26 Sep 2001)
  26. My daughter is on Humulin and Humalog and I was told that I needed to leave both medications and syringes at school in case of an emergency. (25 Sep 2001)
  27. School personnel of a local elementary school are refusing to learn how to give insulin injections that may be needed by a first grade boy. (24 Sep 2001)
  28. My four and a half year old son just started public school. Our problem is the nurse will not allow anyone but her to give glucagon. (20 Sep 2001)
  29. Do schools generally require meter calibration by the parents on a routine basis? (20 Sep 2001)
  30. I am a school bus driver transporting a child who has diabetes. I want to know what to do if he passes out or has a seizure. (20 Sep 2001)
  31. Who can administer glucagon should my husband and I not be able to attend my son's soccer practice/games? (17 Sep 2001)
  32. Does my son have a right to recess because planned activity allows us to better control his diabetes? (12 Sep 2001)
  33. The school district's suggestion is that they use the gel as a substitute for glucagonDo you recommend this? If not, please explain why. (10 Sep 2001)
  34. My 13 year old daughter is in the eighth grade, I would like for her to take care of her diabetes at school the same way she does sat home, and I have several questions. (10 Sep 2001)
  35. Please share input on the emergency treatment of hypoglycemia in the school-aged child. (31 Aug 2001)
  36. The county nurse told me that the school will not give a glucagon injection to a child. Do they have to inject glucagon if they find my sons unconscious? (29 Aug 2001)
  37. Do I have to go to the school and give my son's shots until he learns to do them himself? (28 Aug 2001)
  38. Do we have the right to ask the school to change the bus route or should we just make other arrangements? (27 Aug 2001)
  39. The school district's special education coordinator says from now on children with diabetes will not be considered for 504 plans or IDEA protection. (26 Aug 2001)
  40. Someone told us that if we requested an assistant teacher be put in his room the school would have to provide one. Is this true? (22 Aug 2001)
  41. Do you know where I might find educational materials about taking care of a child with type 1 diabetes at school, in Spanish? (13 Aug 2001)
  42. How important is it that the preschool staff be trained to give glucagon? (24 Jul 2001)
  43. My son just recently was put on the pump and we are having some problems with the school. (2 Jul 2001)
  44. My girlfriend's university has advised her that if she was sick enough to miss school, she was sick enough to need to visit a doctor and will not consider her absence justified. (30 Jun 2001)
  45. I feel another person (in addition to the nurse) at school should be trained in administering glucagon. What are my rights? (29 Jun 2001)
  46. I specifically asked that a nurse be available all day and a substitute to be called in if nurse is absent and some kind of assistance if my son feels low. (15 Jun 2001)
  47. Where can I find data suggesting that high and low blood sugars interfere with brain function and have an effect on schoolwork? (11 Jun 2001)
  48. Whenever our 15 year old goes on a school trip, a parent is required to attend. If we can't go, she can't go which doesn't seem fair to me. (4 Jun 2001)
  49. How do I go about informing my son's professors about his diabetes? How much information? (3 Jun 2001)
  50. What are your thoughts are about the efficacy of glucose gel versus glucagon in case of emergency in a child with diabetes on a school field trip? (3 Jun 2001)
  51. Can my daughter's learning problems be linked with her diabetes? If so, where do I begin to find a cause/solution? (3 Apr 2001)
  52. My 10 year old daughter is in the fifth grade at a private school. What laws does she have to protect her? (30 Jan 2001)
  53. Am I supported by law to ask/expect teachers to take on responsibility for blood sugar checks and insulin injections in the absence of a school nurse? (29 Jan 2001)
  54. Have there been any lawsuits filed because a school nurse (RN) did not delegate the task of administration of glucagon? (24 Jan 2001)
  55. Is there any financial aid for families like ours, who have a child with type 1 diabetes child, and choose to home school that child to oversee care? (8 Jan 2001)
  56. My two year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three weeks ago. I can't imagine sending my daughter back to daycare. (6 Jan 2001)
  57. I am 14 years old, and I was just diagnosed with diabetes. When I went back to school, I encountered a whole bunch of problems. (6 Jan 2001)
  58. I was very determined to lose weight and eat healthy, but it seems I have become more depressed about diabetes. (5 Jan 2001)

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