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Hey folks,

I've joined your group temporarily to share some info I gathered at a UCSF diabetes symposium and kids' camp last weekend. The Diabetes Hands Foundation table was next to the table for an organization called Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), which, as it turns out, represents the American Diabetes Association (ADA). DREDF has been fighting for years to ensure that children with diabetes can receive the care they need, including insulin administration, in California public schools.

Very important work.  Have any of you in this group run into problems getting adequate care for your kid in school?

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I wished there was more help for teens with type 1 diabetes here in Miami, Fl. The public school system isn't trained or educated enough about this desease and children are denied and discriminated. I've been having issues with my daughter's high school since January 2012, it's gotten so bad that I have decided for my daughter to finish HS on Virtual School, where I can monitor and check her sugars properly. I understand that she's a teen and needs to take responsibility for doing certain things herself, but unfortunately she is also ADD and Mood Disorder, so it's conflictive to get her to do what she needs to on her own. I wish there was more for us parents, so we can help our kids more.

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