My DD just turned 11 less than a month ago and has recently started middle school. The school is private (it receives no federal funding). The middle school has a week-long field trip at a camp a little over an hour away from our home. The students will hike, work in the gardens, canoe, do ropes courses, etc. There is no doctor or nurse on staff. The trip is in three weeks. I recently trained the middle school staff (four teachers) in how to manage DD?s diabetes at school, in particular what to do in case of lows. At school during the day, DD tests herself, carbs are counted already because she brings her lunch, and she boluses for food. In these tasks, she?s fairly independent, although she needs oversight to remind her to check her BG at times. So far at school, things have gone smoothly, although she?s seen some 60?s before lunch that she?s treated with glucose tabs. The middle school lead teacher advised me that I would have priority as a chaperone on the field trip. We had discussed the field trip at the end of last school year before she even started middle school. The middle school teacher has now decided that I will be able to chaperone the first night only. Another child?s parent will chaperone Tuesday through Friday. No reason was given. I am unaware of any other child needing some sort of accommodation. I am mad about the teacher not keeping their word, but my main concern, of course, is DD?s safety. I am trying to figure out how to make the trip work. As far as I can tell, the middle school teachers expect DD to manage all of her care while on the trip. She has an Animas Ping, which she can operate as far as boluses, temp basals, and suspending. She doesn?t make the decision to run a temp basal, but can enter the temp basal if told she needs to. She cannot fill a cartridge (she doesn?t have the manual dexterity to do so), but she can do the rewind, load, prime, etc. She did her first site change with my guidance this week. I can keep working with her on this. DD ran low even with a 50% reduced basal when she took shorter outdoor overnight field trips in lower grades, so I know she needs a reduced basal from the very beginning of this trip. Honestly, I?m very concerned about the field trip. I think I wouldn?t be as concerned if I felt like the teacher understood what he was dealing with. The training I did at the beginning of the year was to keep DD safe at school during the school day, but there?s more involved, as you all know, on a trip like this. To top things off, there is little to no phone reception at the field trip site. I wouldn?t be as concerned if I knew I could communicate with DD on a regular basis, especially to get BG info before bed. I know my anxiety level about this is probably much higher than needed, and I know my anxiety is my problem. However, I?m concerned the school is asking too much of DD. (Who, by the way, will not say it?s too much, even if it is, unless she physically cannot perform the task, e.g. filling the cartridges.) What would you do to make sure your DD could attend the trip but be as safe as possible? What I?ve thought of so far is: ? request DD have oversight when performing most tasks; ? send prefilled cartridges; ? have a protocol for bedtime (in particular, an adult who will help check BGs or stay awake to remind DD to recheck if she?s low and has to treat before bed); and ? be willing to go to camp if they contact me for help, e.g. a pulled site, high BGs that won?t come down, etc. Sorry for the long post. I am clearly stressed. Any input you could provide would be appreciated. Thanks!