Although I have been "silently surfing" the CWD site for the past year and a half, I have finally decided to take the plunge and become actively involved in the forums. My son, Cameron, is starting public school in the fall and I am finding myself to have more questions than answers! Cameron was diagnosed on September 30th of 2009 and the preschool he currently attends is AMAZING! I almost wish he could stay there forever! But, he can't... and public school is staring me in the eye! I have already formed a relationship with the school nurse and she called me this afternoon to suggest a 504 plan for Cameron. After reading many posts, I am left to assume that a 504 would be beneficial for everyone. The school nurse also mentioned sending a letter home to the parents of the children in Cam's kindergarten class. This letter would inform the parents about Cameron's diabetes. I don't like this idea!! When I asked why the parents needed to be informed she said it would be helpful if a child goes home and asks questions about diabetes- this letter would offer the parent some information and a possible answer for their child. I don't think Cam's diabetes needs to be broadcasted. I don't want him to feel any different from any of the other kids. When school starts, the nurse is going to teach his class about diabetes and how Cam checks his number and what not. Cameron, so far, has remained pretty private about BG checks at school and I'm not sure how he'll feel about this. Hoping to get some feedback from those of you who already have a CWD in school or getting ready to go into Kindergarten!