DS8 was diagnosed 2 years ago. He's had 2 different school nurses during that time and 2 different nurse aides. Everyone has their own little ways of doing things but there has never been a problem. The new person and I just meet, discuss things and come up with a plan. No biggie. A new nurse was hired in November. She works 2 days a week and the nurse aide works the other 3. All contact with her has left me feeling like I don't want her anywhere near my son. 1st conversation: Her first day with him....she didn't know the system and was confused about a few things. She was frustrated and irritable on the phone with me and with my son who was recovering from a low. She very irritably told him that he didn't need to be down here this long and to drink his juice! I had to remind her that when he is low, he might forget to drink. You can't just hand him juice and leave him to it....you need to watch him. 2nd conversation: We met to go over the daily schedule that seemed to confuse her the first day. She questioned everything?.why do we do this and why not do it this way and shouldn't his basal line be changed? On and on?.she knew better than us AND the Endo! She reviewed the Dr?s orders with me?there was no issue. She only had ? of the IHP. Said she'd look for the other part of it. 3rd conversation: She emailed that she couldn't find the other half of the IHP and that 504?s are only done at the beginning of the school year, so we wouldn't review it until then. Umm?.wrong! 4th conversation: She refused to give my son insulin for an unexpected cupcake that a parent brought in for a birthday. She called me to get carb count but after hanging up, she called me back to tell me she wouldn't give him the cupcake or the bolus because she just wasn't comfortable doing it. She said Dr?s orders aren't acceptable. (WTH? Why didn't she have a problem with them when she went over them with me?) She commented that ?he?s going to have to learn that he can?t have everything everyone else has? ??..his diabetes makes him special?????we can?t worry so much about how he feels about a cupcake?. She also compared him to the students with peanut allergies and said if they can get used to not getting a snack, so can he. She argued with me so long that I gave up and made an appt to see her. I talked to Endo to make sure orders covered everything. Endo office assured me the orders were complete but if the school nurse needed something else, they would be happy to fax it over?.just let them know. 5th conversation: She and I met again. It was a disaster. I gave her my copy of the IHP she couldn't find. She told me it wasn't in effect because SHE could only find the one for last year. She finally took the copy but then started tearing into it. She argued about half of everything on that document! While rambling that she couldn't take 'all of his diabetic supplies' outside during evacuations (it didn't say she had to) and to make a point, she made out to just grab his glucagon?..she looked for 4 minutes before admitting she didn't know where it was and then blamed the nurse aide for not telling her where it?s stored. I was furious. I pointed out that SHE is the nurse in charge of that school and it is HER responsibility to know where the emergency supplies are kept. She argued that she had over 1,000 kids at that school and had to review all of their files. (WTH??) She flat out refused to accept the Dr?s orders as written but would also NOT tell me what she needed the orders to say or cover. I asked her over and over 'What do you need from the Dr?...what do you need the orders to say?.....how can they fix the orders???.she would only continue to tell me how they weren't acceptable and how snacks are not covered. (the orders mention snacks) Finally, I told her she was deliberately refusing to tell me how to fix the orders and she said, 'Your Dr just wants to put down that you can decide everything and that?s not happening!'. I ended it there. Couldn't take any more from her. Since that meeting, I found out that when my son was low, she made him do classwork. She called the teacher and told her to send whatever math they were working on for him to do while he waits for his blood sugar to go up. He was 49 at the time. The teacher questioned her but the nurse said they will be requiring him to do work any time he's in the clinic for a low. We have a meeting this Friday with her, the principal and the district's Director of Safety. I'm so upset about this woman. I'm obsessing about the meeting!