My daughter is 8 and in second grade. Going on two years dx. She goes to the nurse for all her needs and the nurse will come to her if she needs. As far as I know the nurse has never come to her, she and a buddy walk down to the nurse. This year I was going to try and have her test in the classroom before going anywhere, treat simple lows in the classroom to try and cut back on the amount of time she is at the nurses office. I was told that she couldn't do this because of air born blood pathogens, lancets being sharps, and a distraction. No other elmentary kid(in her school) does it the way I was suggesting. I was informed kids dont do this sort of thing until middle school (7th grade). I am pretty sure all the things I was given as reasons why she can't are false. I really wasn't ready start a fight. I don't know all the ins and outs of her "rights". I just said ok and we have a different plan. She does however have and extra kit in her room incase of emergency. Her nurse and I have a really good relationship and I just didnt want to rock the boat. My daughters school is very small, and her nurse can get to her easily, so I am told. I asked what happends during a lock down, and was told the nurse was able to to get to her. there are 4 kids total with D. Im sure a handful or more with other medical issues. I'm not sure what would happen if there were two emergencies at one time. When I have brought up my concerns, I have gotten reasons mentioned above, anlong with reassurances that the nurse will be able to give medical help if needed. Am I happy with the plan?as of this moment, yes but probably because there has never been a major issue to cause concern at this point. I would like for her to take on a tad more responsibility. I feel like she is mature enough to do it. I want her to start feeling more comfortable with her making her own descions on her care. If her dex is alarming, she should be able to test and treat a simple low. If it is HiGh, I understand it is bit more complicated and there some factors to take into consideration before making a descion and she isn't quite ready to handle that on her own. Lows are pretty basic. Test and treat. She should be able to handle that at this point. Plus, I would like to her to be more aware. If she has to always go to an adult, she is not really understanding what needs to be done, because some one is doing it for her. At home, we are working on it. But if there is someone else to deal with the problem she would just rely on them, vs. dealing with it on her own. She is getting older, going to friends, future D camps are all going to be coming up and she really needs to start doing more. Mind you, I am always ther and am happy to assist her, but we are at a point that I know she needs to stop constantly using me as a crutch. The only way I know how to get to be confident in her choices is to teach her more of the basics other then testing and entering carb amounts. At home, she is also learning how to read carb labels. Any input on how to approach the school again on her testing in the classroom? She will still go to the nurse for lunch boluses or if low require more then one treatment.