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504 plan for type 2?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 2' started by tonnia, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. tonnia

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    Does anyone have a 504 for their type 2? How does it differ from the type 1? I have a type 2 that has some issues. He goes low quickly. He was taking PO meds for type 2 but had to stop due to low BG. Now he doesn't take any meds but continues to go low??? The doctor still has him dx as type 2 and he goes back to the Endo every three months for his check up.
     
  2. Michelle'sMom

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    Section 504 does not specify the "type" of diabetes, only that it qualifies as a disability under the law. I would think you could use the same template/form used for T1 & just modify it. All plans are supposed to be individualized to meet the student's needs so it shouldn't be too difficult.

    "This Model 504 Plan envisions a child with type 1 diabetes who takes insulin by injection. Therefore, the plan would have to be modified for a child with type 2 diabetes and especially for a child who does not take insulin, or for a child who uses an insulin pump. "

    http://m.diabetes.org/living-with-d...hool/written-care-plans/section-504-plan.html
     
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  3. mmgirls

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    Your kiddo is Pumping insulin? I would think that they would be Type 1.

    The PO meds while they are a type 2 med can be used in conjuntion with insulin therapy with a Type 1 to reduce insulin resistance that an adolecent may face during puberty.

    I would call the endo for clarification on DX

    Either way if your child needs an accomidation in school then a 504 is the way to go.
     
  4. mocha

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    Type 2 is explicitly pointed out in the American's with Disabilities Act as not being a disability (I honestly think this is bull), which, if my understanding of how a 504 works is correct, that means you cannot have a 504 plan due to type 2 (which I also think is bull, as an extension of the first part that I think is bull).

    Type 1 is an autoimmune disease, so it is covered. Type 2 is not considered autoimmune, so it is not.

    I would try it anyway, see if the school can accommodate. I would also try talking to the American Diabetes Association to see if they can offer you more accurate and better legal advice on how to navigate a school system with type 2.

    Sorry I can't be of more help.
     
  5. ChristineJ

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    Can you provide a link to this? I'd like to take a look at it. Everything I'm finding indicates all types of diabetes can be considered a disability.

    Christine
     
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  6. misscaitp

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    Actually Type 2 Diabetes is covered under the Americans with Disabilities due to an appeal court ruling in 2009.
    http://www.law.georgetown.edu/archiveada/documents/2RohrOpinion.pdf

    It is on a case by case basis though, so while not automatically, if one could prove that it was substantially limiting they are covered.

    And I'm pretty sure you can get a 504 plan to address the issue of hypoglycemia during the school day. I would just make sure in the letter sent to ask for a meeting that you state the following:
    1. The Major Life area impacted: Concentration, Eating, etc.
    2. Has history of impairment
    3. Substantially impacting
     
  7. mocha

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    Welp, I have some reading to do, then. The last time I read the ADA was back in 2007, and apparently they've (kinda) updated it to be (hopefully) better.
     
  8. tonnia

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    thanks for the information. I do need to clear something up. I was thinking faster than typing. The type 2 is a child of a friend. My dd is a type 2. But I will pass all of your information on to my friend. thanks again.
     
  9. Joretta

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    I know this older but I thought I could give helpful info. My t1 was diagnosed as a t2 first and placed on insulin. I was told on insulin she needed a health plan and a 504 because she could have focus issues and missed class time for treatment.
     

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