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RE: [IPk] I need help


 Why dont you post the same question on the email @ redacted list as
there are more parents on
 there, although of course many do subscribe to this group also. I will also ask
the 7 people from our
 local group whose children all go to separate schools to see what happens
there. I wont be seeing them
until Tuesday.

Jackie Jacombs

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
> Behalf Of sam and paul hawkins
> Sent: 13 December 2003 11:18
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] I need help
> Hello all,
> I need help!
> I am trying to compile a list of schools in the United Kingdom, that do
> allow blood glucose testing in the classroom. The head teacher  is
> considering whether to allow blood glucose testing at our school and I am
> writing him a letter stating all the benefits of bg testing in class. At the
> moment I have a few addresses of schools that do allow it but I want to
> supply him with as many as I possibly can.
> I would like to know if any of you have had any problems with schools about
> bg testing. They seem very unwilling to allow Amy to conduct blood glucose
> testing in the classroom and make her go to the medical room. Amy sometimes
> finds it difficult to tell the difference from her highs and lows as she has
> complained of feeling dizzy before and she has been very high. They also
> send her along to the medical room with another pupil which I am not very
> comfortable about. If I had diabetes I think I would be most upset if I was
> made to go the medical room at work every time I felt the need to do a blood
> glucose test. Every time she feels has to do a bg test she loses valuable
> classroom time in the process. It only takes approx 1 min to do a bg test,
> she has a box in the classroom which has stuff in it for hypo's yet they
> make her go to the medical room every time.
> Paul Hawkins dad to Amy aged 9 dx @6 not yet pumping and Thomas aged 9
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