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Re: [IPp] Glucose Tablets



This is absolutely ludicrous.  My son uses fruit snacks to treat his lows.
I wonder would they suspend him if he gave them out?  I think not.  Well,
it's the same thing no difference.  Hope all is resolved for you.
Carol
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Catherine Schulz" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 2:07 PM
Subject: RE: [IPp] Glucose Tablets


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> This happened to another boy in high school and was written up in
Countdown, I
>  believe. I'd get in touch with JDRF regarding this one. What State are
you in?
>
> Catherine
> Mom to Madeline 9, Austin 7, Emma 4 dx 10/9/02 - pumping Cozmo 9/22/03,
Abigail
> 3, Genevieve & Gracie 1
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Cindy
Lattimer
> Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 11:58 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPp] Glucose Tablets
>
>
> Dear All,
>   I have not spoke out in a while because I have been extremely busy
>  (cheerleading, starting a local support group for diabetic children,
etc.) but
> I
> have run into yet another problem with my daughter's school involving
glucose
> tablets.  I have a feeling that you guys are going to just love this
> one:
>   Yesterday, my 9 year old daughter was suspended from school for 3 days
because
>  she handed out glucose tablets on the bus to 5 of her friends who had
begged
> her
>  for them. I went into the school armed with this letter from her diabetic
nurse
> from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:
>
> According to the guidelines for care of students with diabetes in public
and
> private schools in new jersey (available on the internet) signed by
> representatives from government, healthcare and school representatives,
glucose
> tablets are SPECIFICALLY NOTED TO NOT BE MEDICATION< BUT THE SAME AS LIFE
> SAVERS.  JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE MARKETED AS A TREATMENT FOR LOW BLOOD
GLUCOSE
> DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY HAVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN SUGAR IN THEM>  THIS IS A
> DEMONSTRATION OF GROSS IGNORANCE.  THere have been numerous examples of
school
> officials be castigated for actions identical to this.  They should
reverse
> their action on this matter immediately and apologize.
>
>   I went into the school with this letter and a copy of the guidelines
(which I
> had previously provided for them) and they still decided to suspend her.
They
> called all of the parents of the 5 children and are still treating this as
if
> she handed out a medication.  I have a meeting with a lawyer tomorrow
afternoon
> and have tried to contact an advocate for my area with no luck as of yet.
The
>  therapist that Jessy sees (and who now has to have a conversation with
her
> about
> the distribution of drugs before she is allowed to return to
> school) and a diabetic nurse from our local area both called the school
> yesterday on Jessy's behalf, but they did not listen.
>   Has anyone out there ever had to go through something like this?  Are
there
>  any suggestions you may have for me to guide me that I have not already
taken?
> I
>  am one very angry mother right now. I have pulled both of my daughters
from the
> school at this point and have an interview with a Christian Academy next
week.
> I feel like Jessy has been discriminated once too many times now by this
school
>  (I don't know if any of you remember the problems we encountered with the
> school
> nurse or the fight we finally won to let Jessy check her sugars in the
> classroom)  But this is the final straw for me.  This will be going on her
> permanent record!
>   Thanks for listening!
>  Cindy, pump mom to Jessy, age 9 dx.1/02, Julie, age 5 non-diab., &
Trevor, age
> 2
> non-diab.
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