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

 
     

A parent

 
 

9%

 

  50

 
     

My child

 
 

52%

 

  285

 
     

Nurse or other medical staff

 
 

18%

 

  99

 
     

School personnel (non medical)

 
 

6%

 

  38

 
     

Someone else

 
 

1%

 

  6

 
     

My child is not allowed to take insulin at school

 
 

1%

 

  5

 
     

My child doesn't need to take insulin at school

 
 

9%

 

  49

 
     

Other

 
 

2%

 

  12

 


Total votes: 544

 

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

Poll dates: April 2 - 9, 2006
Total Votes: 544

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 some 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 less than one in ten kids, a significant decline compared with results from the first time we ran this poll in February 2000.

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.

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

Answer   Apr 2006   Feb 2005   Feb 2000  
A parent 9% 7% 18%
My child 52% 52% 53%
Nurse or other medical staff 18% 19% 21%
School personnel 6% 7% 2%
Someone else 1% 1% 4%
Child not allowed to take insulin at school 1% 1% --
Child doesn't need to take insulin at school 9% 8% --

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