Hi all---I'm new here. Looks like an awesome resource! My son is 8yrs old and in 3rd grade. He was diagnosed Type 1 at 6yrs old. He is on a pump and doing well. School this year has not been smooth. The clinic aide works Mon thru Wed and the nurse works Thurs and Friday. Both had already had 3 years of experience with Diabetes before my son was diagnosed. The aide resigned 2 weeks ago. The school is interviewing and hope to have a new person in place starting Aug 26th. This person will most likely have zero experience. How much training would you consider "enough" before that person is left alone to be in charge of the clinic and your child's care? I'm not feeling good about it AT ALL. They told me they will have a sub covering the clinic until the new person starts. Nobody with her....just an hour training. I met her the day before school started. She seemed VERY nervous, so I asked her if she felt comfortable taking care of my son. She said no. I asked her if she felt she had enough training. She said no. My husband ended up staying in the clinic the first day of school. The change in schedule, meal times and stress caused him to run low all morning. When he came down and just sat there, she didn't talk to him or prompt him to check his sugar, my husband had to point out to her that he's lethargic and seems confused. He was 40. She stepped back and let my husband give her a tutorial while he took care of our son. He was again low before lunch. I'm so glad we had my husband there. Anyway, the nurse worked yesterday and today but budget cuts wouldn't allow them to bring the sub in to train with her. Instead, she's going to be on her own next week too! I'm worried about the new person they hire, too. The Principal won't tell me how many days or hours they will train her before putting her in charge. He told me they "had planned to train" the secretary to be the back up person. I don't trust their idea of "training". We have a 504 review coming up next week. I feel like they aren't willing to do more than just the very minimum of training and that they think I expect too much. Any advice? What kind of training do your schools require?