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Your Rights, One Voice: Mason’s Story

The Stevens family

As a parent, you want the best for your child, from health care to home life to education. But what do you do when a necessary part of your child’s life –such as type 1 diabetes care — keeps him from success? Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Sarah’s Story

Sarah

During the school day, on the bus and at other extracurricular activities such as chorus, the nurse helps Sarah calculate insulin dosages, monitor her blood glucose and treat hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia (episodes of high and low blood glucose). Why was this after-school activity any different? Continue reading

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“This Is My New Math. This Is Diabetes.”

Siani

Siani looks just like an average college student — except she’s managing type 1 diabetes on her own for the first time, in a new setting. “This is my new math. This Is Diabetes.”
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Your Rights, One Voice: Jennifer and Allie’s Story

During the summer we were even more lost. We became increasingly concerned about the upcoming school year—we knew we could not spend each day in class with Allie. My husband and I felt as though we were drowning in a sea of uncertainty and confusion. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Jazmyne’s Story

One day at school in late January 2016, 7-year-old Jazmyne Codes, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, received her insulin dose an hour late. The assistant principal informed her mother, CaTasha, of the incident. When CaTasha asked why that happened, she was told that the regular school nurse wasn’t available. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Andrés’ Story

When Adriana asked about diabetes care in the afternoons, she was told by a few of the camp directors that they could not offer any options for afternoon care. They did not propose anything to ease her concerns. Adriana wondered who would be there for Andrés after the camp nurse left each day — and if he could even attend at all. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kiara’s Story

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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