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Where does your child perform blood tests while at school?

 
      My child tests in the classroom, and the school is very supportive.  
  21%   (106)  
      My child tests in the classroom, but the school is not very supportive.  
  3%   (16)  
      My child tests in the clinic or nurse's office, because that's what we prefer.  
  23%   (116)  
      My child tests in the clinic or nurse's office, because testing in the classroom is not allowed.  
  19%   (95)  
      My child tests in the office. We don't have a clinic or nurses office.  
  7%   (38)  
      My child is not allowed to test at school.  
  18%   (94)  
      Other  
  6%   (32)  
 

Where does your child perform blood tests while at school?

Poll dates: December 27, 1998 - January 3, 1999
Total Votes: 497

Testing in the classroom is a hot topic for parents of children with diabetes. Some parents feel it is important to test in the classroom (24%). Others feel more comfortable having their child test in the nurse's office or clinic (23%). Some are not given the choice (19%). A surprising number of kids (18%) aren't allowed to test at all at school. This places the kids at serious risk should they experience severe hypoglycemia.

Kids in the United States are protected against discrimination at school. Parents of kids who are not allowed to test at school can contact their local American Diabetes Association affiliate for help.

For more information, see Diabetes at School.

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