Category Archives: Safe at School

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kiara’s Story

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Kiara, who is 11 years old and has type 1 diabetes, recently faced an episode of low blood glucose while riding the bus. Although she keeps glucose tabs in her backpack, on that particular day, Kiara didn’t have enough available. The bus driver pulled over and a fellow student gave Kiara a juice box to help. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Ashlynn’s Story

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In April 2015, Ashlynn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and her access to CREST activities became more limited. Ashlynn’s mother, Audrey, learned that the program would not train its staff to administer glucagon. Glucagon is sometimes necessary when a person with diabetes experiences extremely low blood glucose, also known as hypoglycemia. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kevin’s Story

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Sandy of Encinitas, California, needed some help on behalf of her son Kevin, a seventh grader. Kevin, who has type 1 diabetes, had a 504 Plan in elementary school, but it didn’t carry over to his new school. He needed a new 504 Plan to ensure that he would be treated fairly, stay medically safe and have the same access to education as his peers in middle school. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kamdyn’s Story

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On Kamdyn’s second day in the program, her blood glucose level began to drop a bit, but was still within a normal range. Chelesa explained over the phone how to give Kamdyn some gummies to treat the dropping blood glucose. Continue reading

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We’re Dedicated to Safe at School Progress

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Unfortunately, many students face discrimination because of their diabetes. The goal of the American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign is for school to be a safe—and a fair—place for every child with diabetes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Vaughn’s Story

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So, in the spring of 2015, when Vaughn’ mother Kira got a message from camp saying he could not attend that summer, she was naturally upset. She was told, “I’m sorry for the bad news. We are not equipped to handle a camper with diabetes.” Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Micaiah’s Story

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Three-year-old Micaiah Ardianto, who has type 1 diabetes, attended a local Head Start program in Yamhill County, Oregon. The school had a medical care policy that they felt did not allow them to care for his diabetes. This meant that Micaiah could not attend school without a parent there to do so. Continue reading

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