This is the first time in 9 years that we've ever had to tell the school to go back and refer to the 504. The girls are set to do a hike today at school. I asked casually if anyone going is trained in glucagon. The nurse (who is wonderful) said she would train a staff member. Well, guess what? No one wanted that responsibility. Now, personally, I know they would be perfectly fine doing this hike with plans put in place (temp basal), but the school did not want the liability. So, I get a call from the dean who offered for the girls to ride to the top "due to their medical condition." Ummm. NO WAY. I nicely said that they were not to be singled out and that they successfully completed the same exact hike in 4th grade, no problems. In fact, it wasn't diabetes that was an issue on that hike, some other kid had an issue. So he explained teachers didn't feel comfortable (translate HE) having them hike. I suggested he go and read the girls 504, as it states if there is no one trained to administer and the nurse cannot go (only 1) a trained person would be hired. Guess what? I got a call, a sub is going. Now, I could have easily said "we don't need anyone to go" but I needed to take a stand and show them that administration of glucagon is very important. I did ask about epipen. Guess what? Teachers are trained in that. Seems the nurse explained that, but when teachers saw Big Red they all freaked. So my message is, if you feel that you have a great relationship with the school and you don't feel you need a 504, I'd strongly reconsider. We have a great relationship with school, we had a problem and all it took was me to say "look at this section of their 504." It's nice to have it spelled out so that if a problem arises, you have everything already spelled out. You don't need to scramble after the fact to put one in place.