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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V6 #558



Thank you!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathy Rawson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 12:13 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V6 #558


> "Kay" and "diabetic teacher":
> I am glad we are getting some dialogue on this subject.  The thing is, I
> never intended to be introduced as this student's "special" nurse in the
> classroom.  I will be introduced as the teachers helper.  The fact that I
> have diabetes and an insulin pump will enable me to help this student
> without drawing much attention to him/her.  There was never an intention
to
> "single him/her out".  As I stated in my earlier e-mail, the school nurse
> has 2 other schools and is only on this campus 2 days a week.  The health
> aid does not want to deal with pumps and it is my understanding that
insulin
> can only be administered by a licensed person.  The teachers don't want to
> deal with it either, as they can't take the time out from the whole class
to
> address one student's needs.  Our school district got funding through the
> Health Services Department.  There is a Special Education Dept., but
> apparently this situation didn't fall under their jurisdiction.  So, if
the
> teacher and the health aid don't want to handle it and the school nurse is
> only there 2 days a week, what would you do?  A child who just turned 5
> would have some difficulty figuring out boluses and corrections.  And who
is
> assessing him/her for highs and lows?
> Kathy R
> ----- Original Message ----- >
> >
>
> > [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V6 #557Great school news
>
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > email @ redacted wrote:
> >
> I would feel very strongly that a diabetic
> > >child should not have his own nurse at school and for field trips.
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