What Your Child’s Teacher Doesn’t Know About Type 1
by Hallie Addington, guest blogger, ThePrincessAndThePump.com
Whether a child is returning to class for the first time after diagnosis, or it’s the start of a new school year, handing him or her off to school personnel can bring anxiety and uncertainty. After all, who knows better how to take care of our children than us?!? As a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, I know these fears all too well. As a teacher, I was shocked with how little I knew.
Special Accommodations and Requests: What Are the Limits?
On the one hand, you want your child to be treated just like everyone else — to never let diabetes hold him or her back. On the other hand, some special accommodations may be crucial to kids’ safety. How can you know if a special request is truly in your son’s or daughter’s best interest?