new to diabetic connect

By bwolfe Latest Reply 2010-07-17 09:22:25 -0500
Started 2010-07-10 09:57:09 -0500

Hi I'm new to this website.On June 3 of this year my 9yr old daughter was told she has type 1 diabeties. Now that school is about to start in a month how can I feel safe sending my daughter back.She is doing great with the shots and is giving them to herself.But how do I know she will be taken care of.

12 replies

Rickatie1122 2010-07-15 20:49:56 -0500 Report

Get involved!! Talk to the principal, teachers, counselers. When I was diagnosed, my mother spoke with the above people and the transformation into high school went smooth. You might have to educate her teachers and tell them what an insulin reaction looks like. It will get easier in time. Speak to the school nurse as well. Hopefully she isn't the first diabetic that your school has had enrolled. I was the first and it was a learning experience for everyone involved. She will do fine, trust me! regards Rick

packrat2 2010-07-10 20:43:44 -0500 Report

Make sure she knows when low, and knows what to eat, lows can come on fast & hard…regards packrat2

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Kim-islet transplant 2010-07-10 12:17:35 -0500 Report

I know it is hard on you. During the summer it's important to send your daughter to a diabetes summer camp so she can be around many other children that are type 1 diabetics. She will learn a lot at camp and make new friends. It is great to hear that you care so much for your daughter that you joined diabetic connect. Let us know if you have any questions. We're here for you :)

bwolfe 2010-07-10 15:04:37 -0500 Report

Thanks, It's nice to know there are people I can talk to about this.Many of my family and friends know about type 2 diabeties which is different from type 1.

RAYT721 2010-07-10 11:47:09 -0500 Report

first of all i can tell you that she's gonna be fine because she's got a loving and concerned Mom like you and the Mom like you has friends like us. It's good that she's getting the practice with the testing, shots, etc now and that she and I have a chance to answer your questions, concerns, address the fears, etc. Most school systems have more experience with diabetic type I children than you do so try to get ahold of someone to guide you and your daughter as quickly as you're able whether it's a teacher, school nurse, administrator, etc. In most cases you are in good hands. The schools have certain moral, ethical and legal obligations to uphold. You have several weeks to get things together. Your going to have so many questions to find answers to but there are many with more experience than I have. I just want to praise you the interest and love you are showing. Welcome to the group!!!

bwolfe 2010-07-10 11:58:03 -0500 Report

Thanks, I know its going to be harder on me than her,I have a lady in my town that has a child in school who is also type 1, she has given me some information.Just so scared.

Harlen 2010-07-10 11:09:07 -0500 Report

Hello and I am so sorry you need to be here please know your welcome theres lots of good info and frends here.
Depending on what state you live in some are a lot better then others . some schools are a lot better at taking care of the kids and others not so much so.You may need to count more on her then the school.
I hope it is ez for you and the school she goes too will be a good one.
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-07-10 10:19:53 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

Talk to your child's doctor and to the officials at her school concerning their policy on diabetic care for students, work out a plan of action concerning her medical care at school.

Continue to inform and educate your daughter about diabetes and proper care and precautions pertaining to such.

If I can be of any help, please do not hesitate to ask.


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