We have a written diabetes plan at school. But as you know, things can go off plan, some times we need to use judgement. My question is, when the school nurse calls you, will she do something different per your instructions? (like give an extra juice or reduce the bolus amount). Our school has only a healthcare aide, who has been fabulous, but her boss (the nurse under whose license she practices) is telling her not to take verbal instructions from the parent. If its not written by the doctor, she can't do it. (and a doctor's order: "follow the parent's instructions" is not acceptable). They are telling me this is because of Florida statutes. Nurse's quote: this is not rocket science. My response: No it isn't. Rocket science is exact and diabetes is not. Does YOUR nurse follow your verbal instructions? Or do they make you come to the school for every little variation? I don't think I'm EVER going to be able to go back to work.