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If your child requires insulin at school, who administers it?

 
      A parent  
  18%   116  
      My child  
  53%   340  
      Nurse or other medical staff  
  21%   135  
      School personnel  
  2%   13  
      Someone else  
  4%   30  
 

If your child requires insulin at school, who administers it?

Poll dates: February 27 - March 5, 2000
Total Votes: 634

Diabetes is part of a child's life 24 hours a day. Their need for care doesn't end when they enter a school building. While many children with diabetes do not regularly need insulin while at school, a high blood sugar reading may warrant an at-school injection. For kids on pumps or multiple daily injections, taking insulin at school to cover meals is part of their normal routine.

Just over half of our readers report that their kids administer their own insulin. Parents go to school to give insulin for just under one-fifth of our readers.

For kids on injections, having a pen at school can make preparing and giving injections quite easy. The NovoPen Jr. is highly recommended because it can deliver half-unit doses.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:30
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