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Re: [IP] Re: Administrative procedures, students using insulin pumps



This sounds less like an issue of diabetes per se and more like misinformed
(dare I suggest UNEDUCATED) hysteria and paranoia around HIV/AIDS and/or
other blood borne pathogens. A child who has been given the responsibility
of managing diabetes should be a role model for other children! Reasoning
the way these administrators are, are there similar rules re: asthma
inhalers? Or maybe children in wheelchairs need to be in the back of the
room for fear of other kids getting stuck in the wheels when in motion? And
maybe kids with braces on their teeth need to wear facemasks all the day
long. Myopics need to wear eyeglass coverings! Menstruating girls must be
quarantined. Bathrooms must be sanitized after every single use. In fact, no
one should use a restroom at school; they must wait until they are safely at
home... Go to the meeting with your pediatrician/endo. Call the Public
Health Department for information on communicable disease. Go the CDC web
site. Fight 'em with facts. Question their 3-case evidence. I believe this
is ridiculous and wish you much luck in fighting these dunderheads.

----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 10:56 AM
Subject: [IP] Re: Administrative procedures, students using insulin pumps


> I need feedback from parents or an attorney with regard to testing at THE
> STUDENTS DESK.  The school district has finally realized that there are
kids
> who have been testing at the desk and sought the advice from their school
> districts attorney.  Their procedure reads as follows:
> glucose testing will not be permitted at the student's desk. All testing
must
> be completed away from other students in order to prohibit the possibility
of
> blood contaminationand/or blood splattering of other students. Upon
> completion of testing, all sharps must be placed in an appropriated
> container. ( they want the child to go to the back of the room. This must
> occur from the elementary level through the high school level) When I
> mentioned the 504 act(thankyou Curtis) and stated that my child's needs
were
> not being accommodated and that going to back of the room would be
disruptive
> to the educational process. His answer was "I must protect the other
students
> from blood born diseases, mostly hepatitis, and that this is not
negotiable.
> He, The director of student services, said there were 3 incidences of
> exposure in 1999 from student testing. There is a meeting on 9/14 with the
> school board. Can anybody help.  THANK YOU!!!     Alecia (mother of Ian,
> pumping since 8/99)
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