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School and Daycare from 2002

  1. What is the law regarding the school giving emergency glucagon shots? (28 Dec 2002)
  2. I have been told there is no correlation between the fluctuation in blood sugar and a drop in grades. (25 Nov 2002)
  3. Currently, my son is unable to test himself in the classroom because administration considers the lancet to be a weapon. (14 Nov 2002)
  4. When I search your website, I see several areas which answer questions about how schools handle blood glucose testing, but I can never find anything on schools in my State. (14 Nov 2002)
  5. Is it some form of abuse or neglect to not provide adequate care for a child with diabetes? (6 Nov 2002)
  6. Mistakes and bad decisions are made, so unpredictable things go wrong, and now I want a nurse in the school. (6 Nov 2002)
  7. Should I force my daughter to go to school? (24 Oct 2002)
  8. Is it legal for a public school to waive its responsibility for carrying out the diabetes plan if a school nurse is not available? (21 Oct 2002)
  9. My son's daycare provider has agreed to give his insulin, but the State of California is saying only a nurse or I can. (9 Oct 2002)
  10. I am confronting difficulties with the school nurse in providing the special care my daughter needs at school. What should we do? (8 Oct 2002)
  11. Can a pre-school teacher who is trained by an RN and given diabetes education administer insulin in the State of Ohio? (1 Oct 2002)
  12. My son's school is looking for documentation for testing at snack time, but the guidelines seem to be for before meals only. (23 Sep 2002)
  13. Is this legal? Is the school required to hire a full time nurse? (9 Sep 2002)
  14. Does my daughter have any rights that allow her to administer/carry her insulin/syringes with her at school? (9 Sep 2002)
  15. If we had a 504 plan on file, would that require the school to provide someone on the overnight field trips? (8 Sep 2002)
  16. What liability do I have in letting a child, known to have diabetes, be in school without proper medical intervention when needed? (31 Aug 2002)
  17. When is the appropriate time to go and talk with the schools about my four year old son's diabetes care? (29 Aug 2002)
  18. I was told by my son's principal that she doesn't think it necessary that I be present at his blood sugar checks. (28 Aug 2002)
  19. If there is a nurse at one particular school in the district should my son be forced to attend that particular school? (21 Aug 2002)
  20. What kind of classes will our staff need to take, if any to care for a pre-kindergarten child with diabetes? (20 Aug 2002)
  21. Can my son have both an IEP and 504 plan in place? (20 Aug 2002)
  22. I was told that my eight year old son will have to give his shot at lunch or a family member will have to go to the school to give it. (13 Aug 2002)
  23. Does the school district have a right to insist my daughter to a different school in our district in order to provide care? (23 Jun 2002)
  24. We tried to make the teacher understand how important it is for my daughter to eat, but every day this week the teacher forgot to feed her. (12 Jun 2002)
  25. Are there any schools that have just children who have diabetes? (28 May 2002)
  26. My son had a very serious low reaction, and the school wants to send him to an off-site campus classroom for his actions. (20 May 2002)
  27. Could my son's school behavior problems be a reaction to his insulin? (17 May 2002)
  28. Must 11 to 19 year old students be restricted to only testing in the school health office where a sharps container is located? (7 May 2002)
  29. My daughter will be at the middle school next year and will be on a Lantus with Humalog regimen. How should she handle this at school? (26 Apr 2002)
  30. My son goes to a rural school, the response time for the ambulance is 15-20 minutes, and the township trustees won't agree to call a closer paramedic unit. (26 Apr 2002)
  31. My son will be starting kindergarten this fall,and I was told that they would not administer glucagon. Is this legal? (18 Apr 2002)
  32. My daughter's grades are As and Bs, but the school may want to hold her back. (18 Apr 2002)
  33. I am heading off to college far from home, so I am concerned about living in the dorms with my diabetes and all the supplies I will need. (17 Apr 2002)
  34. Is there any way I can advocate for my son to go the school closest to the hospital, pediatrician, and my home? (8 Apr 2002)
  35. Would my son's high blood sugars affect his learning abilities in school? Is that where his ADD falls in? (7 Apr 2002)
  36. We have a little girl at our school who runs very high numbers and eats many concentrated sweets and are concerned, but her mother thinks that this situation is fine. (7 Apr 2002)
  37. My five and a half year old son's teachers seem to think I shouldn't use diabetes as an "excuse" for his lack of motivation. (7 Apr 2002)
  38. We live in a rural area, and the daycare will not attend to my child. They will not do anything besides call 911if he falls ill. Is this legal? (31 Mar 2002)
  39. Any suggestions as to how to make school a normal every day activity as before my daughter's diagnosis? (29 Mar 2002)
  40. My eight year old son was recently told that he is not allowed to test his blood sugar while on the school bus. (26 Mar 2002)
  41. Is there anything I can do to require the school to provide nutritional information ahead of time so that my son can eat what the other kids are eating? (20 Mar 2002)
  42. My son's teacher suggested that perhaps he didn't do well last year because of the impending diabetes, but I'm not sure. What do you think? (19 Mar 2002)
  43. If my son has a high blood sugar, and we give a corrective dose of insulin, what can we reasonably expect of his ability to do homework and take a test at school? (18 Mar 2002)
  44. The school refused to administer insulin to my seven year old daughter, so I sent my 19 year old to be there for the day, but the school would not allow her to stay. (15 Mar 2002)
  45. My 14 year old daughter is in good control of her diabetes, but she has a problem waking up in the morning to go to school. (14 Mar 2002)
  46. My niece has not had many problems, but now she is having trouble going to school. I don't know if she doesn't feel safe at school or what. What should I do? (14 Mar 2002)
  47. I am a teacher who has a five year old just being diagnosed with diabetes. How can I help him and his family and teach the children about his condition? (13 Mar 2002)
  48. I am a nurse and am raising three grandchildren, one of whom has severe hypoglycemia, and I have several questions. (10 Mar 2002)
  49. Can high blood sugars effect mental tests or any other regular school test results? (9 Mar 2002)
  50. My seven year old daughter's school nurse claims she's trained in diabetes, but has made several incorrect statements. (7 Mar 2002)
  51. What are my daughter's rights with regard to being absent? (4 Mar 2002)
  52. My 10 year old, who is on a pump, really wants to eat lunch with her friends in the lunch room, but we are having a hard time getting the school to serve a diabetic lunch. (27 Feb 2002)
  53. Is there a website, publication, or any kind of support/help group for teachers of children with diabetes? (26 Feb 2002)
  54. Am I asking too much to have the school let my son sit for a while until he's feeling better? (25 Feb 2002)
  55. What is usually done when there is not a nurse to do an insulin shot? Should the nurse be expected to be at his school at noon every day? (24 Feb 2002)
  56. My school district has put a very strict policy in to place that limits absences to five per trimester, but my diabetes causes me to miss more than this by quite a few. (23 Feb 2002)
  57. The school superintendent didn't like it that I got the civil rights organization involved, and called children's services for what they call "medical neglect ". (21 Feb 2002)
  58. Is a psychologist a rational solution to a problem that is so new? (21 Feb 2002)
  59. The school has told my sister that they will no longer drop my niece off at the babysitter's house even though and the bus driver has always turned around in her driveway (19 Feb 2002)
  60. My daughter's school is demanding I give them access to her medical records. (16 Feb 2002)
  61. What do most parents do for insulin at school? (16 Feb 2002)
  62. Is there any proven study that says that children with type 1 diabetes have some learning differences, not disabilities? (12 Feb 2002)
  63. I am a substitute health clerk who has been told I over-reacted to a child's high blood glucose, but I don't agree. (10 Feb 2002)
  64. Is there a maximum amount of insulin that can be given? How often should someone check blood sugar during school hours? (27 Jan 2002)
  65. My son, who is going through puberty, recently went to a four shot daily regimen to further tighten control. His endocrinologist appears supportive, but his school nurse is not. (26 Jan 2002)
  66. My son is now entering public kindergarten, and his teachers have convinced themselves that they cannot remember his snack on time unless they use an outside alarm. (26 Jan 2002)
  67. My teenage son is going to be taking college tests, and I was wondering if there is a form to fill out so that he can have food or drink with him. (24 Jan 2002)
  68. Could my son's lack of focus on tasks that he is not interested in be his diabetes? Is he a candidate for ADD testing? (23 Jan 2002)
  69. The doctor's orders do not specifically allow us to recheck a blood sugar after a low unless he is symptomatic, and the student's mother does not want it done. (23 Jan 2002)
  70. Our 11 year old daughter usually has blood sugars in the normal range at home, but when she is in school, they are not. (18 Jan 2002)
  71. Are there are any government agencies that help with college tuition for college for persons with type 1 diabetes? (18 Jan 2002)
  72. Can you send me information about learning problems in children who have diabetes? (12 Jan 2002)
  73. My seven year old has diabetes, and the school personnel say I'm medically neglecting my child because I fed her waffles for breakfast one morning. (9 Jan 2002)
  74. Recently, a five year old child in our child care center was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and we are not getting much information from the parent. (8 Jan 2002)
  75. My son felt sick to his stomach this morning and cried because he wants to be home schooled which I am strongly considering. Do you have any advice? (6 Jan 2002)

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