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I have to be honest, we were very frightened when sending our little insulin dependent 5 year old pumper to school, who can't feel her lows. Will they test her often, will they feed her activity, will she be okay? It is very frightening at first.
Now she is back on her "Mr Wizard" pump and things are running smoother. However, when we had her off the pump it got me thinking, and that's never a good thing.
First off, our school have been absolutely amazing! They have been willing to take on the responsibility for Rowan's Diabetes management, they have learned how to problem solve, count carbs, and they know how to communicate with "Mr Wizard" The communication has been bar none the best I could ask for.
That was with the pump. During the pump break I had to inject her at lunch time, for legal purposes further documentation was needed due to the switch in insulin delivery (Pump to Injections) It was easier for me to just spend lunch with the wee one then to track down an endo or GP to sign the 4 page document.
I am curious as to what other parents go through, challenges, difficulties, positives, anything related to having a Child with Type 1 in your particular school system.
My School is great and do everything possible to meet the needs of Rowan, and us as a Family.
How is your school?
Basically what's your take on Type 1 kids in the school system?