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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V6 #557Great school news



You need to understand that this is what the school has decided to do.  We
did not request a 1 to 1 nurse for Tian.  This school has a full time RN and
this is what their policy is.  I am not totally comfortable with the nurse
being in her class the whole time she is in there, but I also don't want to
risk having someone take care of her and her pump needs that is either A)
not comfortable with it or, B) does not want that responsibility.  Pumping
with 5 year old is different then you pumping or an older child pumping. The
young children are totally dependent on someone else.  This may just be
something that this school is trying since they are unsure of the pump.  I
am not going to tell them not to have a nurse for her, if that's what they
are willing to do.  If it ever becomes an issue with Tian we will deal with
it then.
Nancy
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 10:48 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V6 #557Great school news


>        I am a first grade teacher going into my 16th year of teaching. I
am
> also a diabetic for the past 26 years on the pump for 1. Anyway...I have
> NEVER heard of a school hiring a nurse just for a diabetic student. In my
> opinion (and that's all it is)! I would feel very strongly that a diabetic
> child should not have his own nurse at school and for field trips. I have
> dealt with many children with various illnesses over the years. I would
think
> that a parent of a diabetic would not want their child treated soooo
> differently than the other children. The school nurse is ALWAYS a trained
> professional and should be able to handle a diabetic emergency if needed.
I
> urge you to reconsider a one on one nurse for a diabetic student. As a
child
> I DID NOT want adults to treat me differently than the other children in
> school,
> Just a diabetic teachers opinion.
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