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Fellow Canadians with Kids that were diagnosed under 10 years of age......

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by JJsMomma, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. JJsMomma

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    OK, I can't seem to get this info anywhere. Can you help?
    Does Canada have any Federal Laws similar to Section 504 in the US?
    What did you do when your wee one was in school and needed shots, BG testing or pump boluses?
    CanadianMomto6 mentioned that Ontario is similar in not treating...but she works in the school which is handy. How does everyone else deal with this?

    Ahhh, I miss everyone on this site. I always feel so good when I get to chat. I come back here quite often and review as much as I can....just too busy to chime in. Appreciate all your help. Anyone going to the conference in Vancouver???
     
  2. MichS

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    Hi - I replied in your other post. I'm thinking of going to Vancouver...you?
     
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    Sorry to change the subject. How is Kai doing? How has your family been? If you ever want to chat with us during the day many of us can be found here:
    http://type1chat.org/
     
  5. JJsMomma

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    Thanks guys....Michelle, just saw your other post. Good news. I think going to Van would be great!
    I'm just in a mood....I shouldn't interact when I've had less than 6 hours sleep, lol!
     
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    here in MB they have to treat lows but they will not give insulin but they have to allow testing when requried. So far things have been good except for the first 6 months. Now with a pump and a cell phone to text me her numbers things go great and no school intervention is needed except for the odd bad low.
     
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    Timely question as I was just at the principle's office to chat about expectations I can have of my son's school (get to meet the principle on Monday). At the beginning of the year, a school nurse associated with the D-team puts in a plan that seems similar to the 504's I have heard about here. Our school district is also in the process of putting together a policy regarding diabetes in the school system. This is being spearheaded by a parent advocate. In a neighbouring school district has a policy in place.

    Sorry I can not directly comment on the question about provincial / national standards.
     
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    Hi there! O started Kindergarten this year and although there are no laws in place for the care of our children, our school applied for and is receiving PUFF funding from the provincial government to provide a full-time EA for my son. We are very fortunate in that the EA and 2 back up EA's are willing to check his blood, operate his pump, operate his CGMS and should the need arise administer glucagon. This funding lasts for 3 years, I believe.

    Shannon
     
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    Hey becky....Kai is doing well thanks. We see lots of specialists still, but his audiology exam is perfect - which is good. He seems to have slower development on his right side and his right eye is more closed than his left. We won't know for another year yet if he has cerebral palsy but I'll deal with that at the time! I checked out that facebook page and that website - awesome stuff!!!!
     
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    Great to see you on FB and thank you for the kind words about the website -- I built it :D

    We have been talking about how we can include other provinces. Any legislation would be provincial but there is no reason why we can't all help each other and send a united message. We all need the accommodations that NB has pioneered -- it's frankly scary out there for many children and since starting this it has become even more apparent how desperately change is needed.

    PM me here or on facebook if you want to chat further.

    PS - glad Kai is doing better, you have certainly been through a lot in the last few months...you are one strong mama
     

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