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  1. The school suggested a watch with alarms for my daughter, to remind her when to check her blood sugar. I feel this is too much responsibility for an eight-year-old. What do other schools do? (14 Dec 2018)
  2. My daughter's school keeps marking her absences "unexcused" when she is out ill or is sent home with high blood sugars. Are they allowed to do this? (14 Mar 2017)
  3. For kindergarten, my daughter would not be near her grandparents, who are educated in her diabetes care. Is this sufficient cause to request an exemption to attend a school near them? (31 Dec 2013)
  4. In a school setting, when staff are asked to check a student's blood sugar, does the lancet needs to be changed for every check to decrease the chance of a blood borne pathogen incident? (19 Nov 2013)
  5. I care for an older child who is non-verbal. Her parents do not feel we need to call them about high blood sugars, yet it makes me uncomfortable. What do you recommend? (6 Apr 2011)
  6. A school assessment said there was no correlation between our daughter's glucose levels and behavior, but we don't really agree. What is your opinion? (25 Jan 2011)
  7. I provide care for a young girl whose blood sugars are often quite elevated. I am worried about the unhealthy foods mom provides. What do you suggest I do? (20 Jan 2011)
  8. Should children with type 2 diabetes, who are not on insulin, have glucagon emergency medication at school to treat severe hypoglycemia? (4 Jan 2011)
  9. The school is threatening to move my son to a school farther away that has a full time nurse. What are my rights to keep him at his current school? (13 Oct 2010)
  10. Does the school have the right to make a child prove to them what their blood sugar is? Can they make the child show them the meter and the reading after taking the blood glucose test? (20 Sep 2010)
  11. Should I include a provision in my daughter's 504 plan that the school provide carbohydrate counts for the meals it is serving so my daughter can eat them? (25 May 2010)
  12. The school doesn't want my son checking his blood sugar in class but, with the outbreak of flu, I am concerned about all the viruses now in her office. What do you suggest we do? (8 Nov 2009)
  13. Can NPH insulin make a child become tired and weak in knees even though his blood sugar is 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]? (6 Oct 2009)
  14. My daughter is going on a week long school trip. The attending first aid person isn't familiar with diabetes. What do you suggest? (26 Sep 2009)
  15. I am a school nurse and have an incoming kindergartner on a pump. An LVN will be at the school when I am not there. What kind of nursing assistance should this student have? (31 Aug 2009)
  16. My son attends a private Christian school. Is he covered by any laws? (27 Aug 2009)
  17. Is there any empirical data showing the effects that heat and humidity have on children with type 1 diabetes? (15 Jul 2009)
  18. Does anyone know where I can find an article regarding how the presence of a diabetes school plan affected the child's final glycohemoglobin? (7 Jun 2009)
  19. When my son goes to all day kindergarten in September, who will be responsible for counting his carbohydrates at lunch? (10 May 2009)
  20. My son's school wants a doctor's note each time he is absent. Is there something that says a parental note is okay if the absence is diabetes related? (21 Apr 2009)

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