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A reader and her husband sent me an email saying they are concerned about the care their 7-year-old daughter received at a public school. Their daughter has diabetes, and apparently the school nurse administered insulin to her three times during the daughter’s hypoglycemic episodes.
The school denies these incidents occurred, but the reader states they have the logs to prove it. The reader also states other deviations from the standard of care occurred, but she did not provide details.
School nurses face daily challenges in their practice, one of which is caring for insulin-dependent students. Several federal laws require diabetic students to have the care they need while in school. They include the Americans with Disabilities Act, Guidance and Training on the Americans With Disabilities Act and The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act).