I was going to post this in the other thread about the nurse strikes again, but I felt I might derail that post. We too are having problems at school with allowing independence. The funny thing is a Bill was passed during the summer allowing my child to be do this. The school is trying to block us. The doctor has signed off on it and I have as well. However, every time my daughter goes low they make a big deal and make my daughter feel like she does not know what to do. I was actually very proud of my daughter the other day. She ended up having a BG of 35, which she treated in class with a juice box. About 15 minutes later she was still low so she treated again with another 15 g snack. The third time she was still low and went to the nurses office for help. Well, the nurse freaked out on my daughter for not coming to her sooner. The nurse sent off an email to her teachers and cc me about what happened in class. Once I read the email I called the nurse. The nurse did make a good point that the teachers should know about the 35 so they are aware that what was being taught during that time might need to be retaught. This is a good point, however I don't think this was the main reason she was freaking out. WE really do love our nurse. She has been with my daughter since K but it is time to let her spread her wings. Mistakes are going to be made. I made a lot when she was first diagnosed and I still do. The nurse, every once in awhile, makes mistake as well. My daughter is going to make them too, but its time to let her do her thing. She is 11 years old has had D since 2, she deals with her d at home and we encourage her to do this. She has started to do her own d care at school on her own, so I'm going to keep fighting to let her do what she needs to do. We still have not got the OK from the school for my daughter to be independent at school, but I told my daughter to go ahead and do what she needs to do. The doctor has already signed off, so I really don't care if the school has signed off yet or not. The head nurse contacted me about a month and half ago (a full month after I made the request) saying she is still looking into it. What can the school do? Suspend my daughter for taking care of her diabetes? Possibly. But I think I would have a good claim that the school took to long and just ignored my request. The school used the excuse, they need to know what she has done in case of an emergency. They are constantly on her to document everything. The thing is we don't document anymore. She has a CGMS plus a pump. When we need to know what is up we look at these two devices to figure out what happened. There is enough work to keep d under control so I'm really not pushing her to document everything, but the school sure is. When the school finally gets around to holding a meeting about my request, I'm sure they are going to bring up all the times my daughter went low or high. I guess I will just have to bring in documentation about all the time my daughter went low or high while the nurse was totally involved. I really do hate all the red tape we have to deal with in the school system. If you read this far thanks for reading. I really just needed to get my frustration out. If you have any suggestions or opinions please let me know. Sometimes I think I should just let the school do what it wants to do so I can stop fighting with them all the time.