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Will someone at your child's school administer glucagon if needed?

 
     

Yes, the nurse

 
 

52%

 

  293

 
     

Yes, someone else

 
 

16%

 

  92

 
     

No, they refuse

 
 

13%

 

  73

 
     

I don't know

 
 

7%

 

  41

 
     

Doesn't apply

 
 

5%

 

  32

 
     

What's glucagon?

 
 

4%

 

  27

 


Total votes: 558

 

Will someone at your child's school administer glucagon if needed?

Poll dates: April 10 - 17, 2005
Total Votes: 558

Children with diabetes do not leave their diabetes at home when they go to school. They need the same kind of care at school that they would received at home, and that includes having a glucagon emergency kit available and ready to use in case it's needed.

Since we first ran this poll in 2002, the number of people reporting that their school will administer glucagon has increased from 60% to 68%, and the number reporting that their school refuses to administer glucagon has decreased from 18% to 13%. This is very good news for children with diabetes, but it also shows that more work remains to be done.

If you need help convincing your school about why glucagon is a necessary tool in the management of diabetes, you are encouraged to download a copy of Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel from the web site of the National Diabetes Education Program, a joint program of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If the 88-page PDF file is too large for you to download, you can request a free copy of the document by printing the order form and faxing or mailing it to the NDEP.

The table below compares results of last week's poll with the result from the last time we ran this poll in 2002.

Answer Apr 2005 Sep 2002
Yes, the nurse 52% 43%
Yes, someone else 16% 17%
No, they refuse 13% 18%
Don't know 7% 9%
Doesn't apply 5% 5%
What's glucagon? 4% 6%

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