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  Who is primarily responsible for your child's insulin dosing at school?  
      A parent  
  7%     10  
      My child  
  47%     65  
      Nurse or other medical staff  
  32%     44  
      School personnel (non medical)  
  8%     11  
      Someone else  
  0%      0  
      My child is not allowed to dose insulin at school  
  0%      0  
      My child doesn't need to dose insulin at school  
  3%     4  
  2%     3  

Total votes: 137

Who is primarily responsible for your child's insulin dosing at school?

Poll dates: November 30 - December 7, 2011
Total Votes: 137

With almost all kids with type 1 diabetes using insulin pumps or MDI with rapid acting insulin analogs to cover meals, dosing at school is commonplace. While older kids can take care of this themselves, young kids often need help or oversight to be sure that they're dosing correctly. This poll gives us a sense of who is helping these kids.

Just about half of families (47%) report that their child is responsible for insulin dosing. Of those who get help, 68% rely on a school nurse or other medical staff member, with the rest split almost evenly between a parent coming to school (15%) and a school staff member (17%).

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Breakdown of all answers

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Breakdown of just kids who rely on someone else

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Note: A small number of obviously duplicated votes were removed.

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Last Updated: Wednesday December 07, 2011 14:34:26
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