November 26 2008 Children with Special Needs Newsletter
California School Nurses and Diabetes Care
Parents of children with insulin dependent diabetes along with national advocacy and research organizations protest a recent California Superior Court ruling that eliminated a long sought provision allowing trained non-licensed school staff to administer insulin when a school nurse is not available.
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Does your child have a chronic health condition, physical disability or other medical challenge that would benefit from the employment of school nurses in your district?
From the ChildrenWithDiabetes.com eNewsletter: What's New in ChildrenWithDiabetes:
November is Diabetes Awareness Month ~ How can you help?
1. Learn more about childhood diabetes at
and if you are unfamiliar with Type One, read
Diabetes Basics at
2. Check out this link:
"The Diabetes HOW Coalition brings together multiple members of the diabetes community – patients and their loved ones, health care professionals, diabetes and public health organizations, and businesses – in an effort to inspire action at the community level that will improve the quality of life for people living with and at risk for diabetes. Tell us about initiatives that improve quality of life for people with diabetes taking place in your community so that others can learn from your experiences."
3. Bring information on Type One (insulin dependent, childhood onset) Diabetes to your public library, school principals and pediatrician offices.
4. From a link at ChildrenwithDiabetes.com:
"Visit Diabetes Handprint at http://www.diabeteshandprint.com/ to submit the word in your hand. For every word submitted, OneTouch will donate $5 up to a maximum of $250,000 for the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) to support children's diabetes camps and to Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) to support adult diabetes conferences.
See this also: Annoucement - DiabetesHandprint.com and OneTouch® Teams With Online Diabetes Community To Launch Global Diabetes Handprint Project."
5. If you have a child with diabetes in your family or classroom, read about one parent's Care Recommendations at
Diabetes Information for Classmates
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Pamela Wilson, Special Needs Children Editor
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