My principal called today to tell me I will be getting a new kindergarten student when we return from break in 3 days. The student has Type 1 Diabetes so he told me to learn all I can before Mon. In my 15 years of teaching I've never had a diabetic student so I have spent hours today reading random internet sites trying to learn all I could so I would be prepared for the new student. It is all so overwhelming but when I found your forum I knew that parents would be my best resource in what would be most important for me to know rather than trying to decipher a lot of confusing medical jargon. All I know about the child so far is that she has been diagnosed for about a year, checks her levels at least 4 times while at school, will get an insulin shot before lunch (administered by a school nurse that will travel to our school just for the injection but otherwise is not there), brings her lunch to school rather than buying a school lunch, and will have snacks/juice to keep in classroom for low levels. I'm ok with the testing part and maintaining the log for her of numbers and that part of it - I think. I guess more than anything I'm scared about if there's something I should know that I haven't read about or may not have thought about. I want all of my students to have an amazing kindergarten experience and build a love of learning and school and want to do my best to help ensure all goes well for my new student. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Best wishes to all!