Category Archives: Safe at School

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Your Rights, One Voice: Marissa’s Story

Marissa

Four-year-old Marissa was happily attending a Head Start preschool program in Philadelphia. But everything changed after she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Lance’s Story

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Your Rights, One Voice: Lauren’s Story

Lauren Jess

Ten-year-old Lauren attends the Kids Club, a community-based childcare program at her local school. The school district did not allow program staff to be trained in diabetes care, so Lauren was not able to participate in any of the program events that involved food and drink. Continue reading

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Let’s Treat the WHOLE Patient

David G. Marrero, PhD, President, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association

Yes, we have made amazing strides in the clinical management of diabetes and the technology of treatment. But we need to play a game of “catch up” when it comes to the psychosocial aspects of this disease. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Collin’s Story

Collin Wadian

Joan was worried. What would happen if her son Collin needed help managing diabetes during the school day and she and the school nurse were not available? Continue reading

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Fairness for Kids at School

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August can be a particularly stressful time of year for parents, especially for those who have children with diabetes. Along with focusing on traditional back-to-school prep—like stocking up on school supplies, hitting the mall for fashionable fall clothes and scrambling … Continue reading

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Join Our Safe at School Facebook Chat — Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. ET!

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On Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, the Association will hold a special Facebook chat on keeping children with diabetes Safe at School. Special guest Crystal Jackson, Director for Legal Advocacy, will answer fan questions live! Continue reading

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