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How satisfied are you with the diabetes care your child receives while at school or daycare?


Very satisfied












Somewhat satisfied






Not very satisfied






Not at all satisfied






Doesn't apply to me






Total votes: 485


How satisfied are you with the diabetes care your child receives while at school or daycare?

Poll dates: March 13 - 20, 2005
Total Votes: 485

Children with diabetes require medical care to remain healthy. The need for medical care does not end while the child is at school. The quality of care, and attentiveness to that care, varies greatly from school to school. In some schools, children with diabetes find a supportive environment in which in-class testing is encouraged. In other schools, kids with diabetes often struggle to perform even basic self-care.

Just over half of people who responded (56%) reported being satisfied or very satisfied with the care their child received at school or daycare, down from 69% in September 2003. This is a signficant decline in reported satisfaction.

In Diabetes at School, we offer guidelines on all aspects of care at school, such as our School Bill of Rights, all with the goal of helping children with diabetes everywhere have the best possible experience at school.

The table below shows how readers have responded to this poll in the past.

Answer    Mar 2005 Sep 2003 Aug 2002 May 2000
Very satisfied    31% 36% 27% 30%
Satisfied    25% 33% 28% 22%
Somewhat satisfied    15% 13% 22% 16%
Not very satisfied    9% 8% 13% 11%
Not at all satisfied    10% 7% 9% 18%

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Last Updated: Sunday March 20, 2005 14:34:24
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