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Can a nurse provide insulin injection at school ?

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by 1971jodawson, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. 1971jodawson

    1971jodawson · Newbie

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    My fiancées 13 year old son has just been diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Does anyone know if there is an agency that can provide nursing staff to help him administer his insulin injections at school as he is finding this difficult himself?
    Many thanks

    Jo
     
  2. Lovelylivpet

    Lovelylivpet Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I understand your situation, my mum had the same problem ( sort of). I was diagnoesed when I was 2, so when I started primary I already had diabetes. My mum ended up coming to do my injections for me, however that at the time was my personal prefrance. I'm not sure whether the School diclined my mums request or it was just me not wanting the school to do it. Even if the school say that they can help him do his injections, it's probley better (in emergancey times) that your son can do them. I finnaly did my own injection at the age 7/8 ( about 5 years after diagnoses). Everbody is different and different things may suit your son. Have youu thought about maybe getting a pump? :)
     
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    Juliemch96 · Newbie

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    If you go to your schools pupil support teachers they will help you find a room, they have been very helpful to me and I'm in fifth year!


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  4. 1971jodawson

    1971jodawson · Newbie

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    Thanks for the response. We're going to need to take this day by day and see how we progress. Thank you.
     
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    jayne15 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, all schools are different however if you discuss with your specialist team, school nurse and head teacher and ask for there support, my little girl doesn't have to inject in school however if it came to it I know the school would be more than happy to support her with this. Her diabetic team went in and did loads of education with her key teachers and the fully support her with her diabetic management including hypo and hypers.
     
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