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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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Your Rights, One Voice: Brody’s Story

“When we first applied to the camp, we didn’t have any idea that Brody might be denied because of his diabetes. Particularly since he attends school in the same district that offers this summer camp—including [attending] the same after-school camp throughout the school year.” Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Carol’s Story

Just 10 days after being incarcerated, Dan was already experiencing physical symptoms from constant high blood glucose levels. He was being denied access to appropriately timed insulin—and was being punished for demanding to see a nurse or requesting insulin. Dan was extremely anxious and felt helpless about his situation. He resorted to not eating in order to keep his blood glucose from going even higher. This resulted in jail officials deeming him a danger to himself and placing him in lock-up. Continue reading

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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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