My husband had a brief chance to meet with the school nurse last week and I met her today. (She's there once a week). She is the parent of a T1 too. Overall it was a good meeting. She's very nice and I think the year will work out fine overall, especially since DH and I have flexible schedules and that apparently is what will be needed. It was a good meeting but there were a couple things I didn't really appreciate or like. When asked about the new law in CA about only nurses giving insulin, she said that the district, the school and she all agreed with the nurses union that only a nurse should give injections. I didn't really expect anything different, since I'm sure she's part of the nurses union. Samantha is not on shots at this time during the day, but when she is the nurse said that we would need to be able to give her shots or find family or friends that we approved to come and do it. I think we may be able to make it work, but I can see where it could become a real issue for other families and where in a year it could be difficult for us too. The other thing she said was that a nurse could be hired by the school, but "no one else has ever done that before" and that money comes directly from the schools general fund since Sacramento doesn't allocate funds for that. And the school doesn't really have the money for that. I totally appreciate the lack of funding, and wish there was a better way, but once again that was a pretty heavy guilt trip to be laid and I don't know how families that have fewer options would make that work. The other one was that she talked about another parent that is a D advocate in our area as really nice, but "militant." I think she used the word "militant" at least 3 times. She even said she was a difficult parent to deal with. So if I fight for something for my daughter am I going to be labled "militant?" Kind of seemed like a harsh word. Lastly, as I mentioned her son has D and she was telling me how wonderful it was that he was low carb and talked about that for a while. I'm all for healthy eating and living, but I don't see insulin as medication. Her body produces insulin as does mine, our kids just get theirs in a different way. All that too be said, those were the three main things that I didn't like from the meeting, overall it was pleasant, she seemed nice, and I think we will be able to work out the kinks. I just feel for the families that don't have it as easy.