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    My daughter loves going to the nurse and everyone in her classes loves to walk with her if she feels low (which is not very often so it's not like it is a every day thing). The nurses office is not very far from her classes and if it is needed the nurse will come to her.
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    I really question the appropriateness of having a 7 year old responsible for escorting another 7 year old down what might be empty hallways to a nurses office. Sending a diabetic child feeling low alone would be dangerous. Sending two 7 year olds may take a long time if they get distracted (gee, do 7 year olds get distracted easily?). It's a lot of responsibility for the non-diabetic child. Odd that school personnel can't be responsible for diabetes care but it is ok for another student to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAGrandma View Post
    I really question the appropriateness of having a 7 year old responsible for escorting another 7 year old down what might be empty hallways to a nurses office. Sending a diabetic child feeling low alone would be dangerous. Sending two 7 year olds may take a long time if they get distracted (gee, do 7 year olds get distracted easily?). It's a lot of responsibility for the non-diabetic child. Odd that school personnel can't be responsible for diabetes care but it is ok for another student to do it.
    We have it specifically in our 504 that ONLY and ADULT, and not a fellow student is allowed to escort our child. When we spoke to the rational of why, the school had an ah ha moment. Oh, and not to mention the fact that when a child did escort my kid it turned into a social hour. The admin caught the two of them in a totally different area than where they needed to be....
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    I am a school nurse with 5 Type 1 diabetics at my school. For the students of mine that are not in our main building test in class and call me. (3rd to 6th grade). Depending on their numbers determines my actions. They all have low treatment supplies in class. If a child "feels" low or test and "is " low, I always go to them. We do have the buddy system in our district, but I do not agree with this. I feel if a diabetic has had their juice or tabs, they still may be dropping. I would not feel comfortable with that child walking to my office. The key is communication with teachers, staff, parents, and the child. If a school does not agree with the nurse or medical staff going to the child, then I would highly suggest a 504 plan and adding the information to the 504 requiring an adult walk him up if nurse is unable to go to them. The child's safety should always be number 1 !!!!

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    Our 504 states "meter with student at all times, may test when needed". No, it is absolutely not acceptable to walk to the nurse's office - especially when low, poor kid that would have to be the escort should the kid fall out on them. If low, he needs to get that up right away. We too did not have a full time nurse at school and the TA did all the D care, we now have a "more than she was there" nurse but I've never had to fight about testing and/or treating in the class room. If a site comes out he goes to the nurse that's about it, the teacher handles carb counting, etc.
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