This morning I dropped Caleb off at school. I went in to tell the health-tech that I would not be available for an hour this morning, and if there was a problem during that time to call my dh at work. While I'm in there, I see that she is obviously ill (runny nose, watery eyes, etc). I tell her on my way out the door, half-joking/half-serious, "don't breathe on Caleb!" She responds with "don't worry, I'm not getting close to anyone." I get back in the van to drop off my other children and start thinking, I don't want her anywhere near Caleb. [On Tuesday, we saw HI on the meter ALL day. I didn't get him under 200 until after 10PM. He's still running high, but more manageablely (200-300).] So, I call the district RN and tell her, the health tech is ill, I don't want her to test Caleb, we've been HI for a few days, bg 's are erratic, I need to figure out why, I don't want to compound the problem by adding an additional symptom, possible illness, etc. Jeremy, my dh, will do the 9:30 test, can someone else do the 10:20 test before PE. She said NO! The only person that could do it was the health tech, she's spoken to her and feels like she's healthy enough to be interacting with the children. I re-iterate that we've been having some issues, I don't want her near Caleb, could the secretary test. Again, she says no. I remind her that Caleb can do the test himself, he just needs someone to interpret the result. She starts to lecture me that even if dh does come to do the first test, the health tech will have to got the room with him to record the bg, carbs, etc for their record-keeping. I said I don't want her any where near Caleb unless there's blood. Anyway, it escalates into an argument about the health-tech being there with the support of the district RN and the principal, and I ultimately make the decision to go pick Caleb up and take him with me to the conference call. (He was at school for 25mins.) Did I do the right thing? Should I have let the health tech test him and left him at school? Let me add that I realize Caleb could get a bug anywhere, the market, the library, from the kid in the desk next to him, but my argument is why knowingly expose him to whatever it is that the health tech has.