This week I finally got a chance to sit down with my son's teachers, the principal and the lady in charge of special education to talk about diabetes as it pertains to my child. I
appreciated the opportunity and once again was a little nervous going in. I
reminded myself that I talk to people about this very subject--how to speak with
your school about your child's diabetes. Why was I so worried about my prep?
Why was I concerned about how I would be received? Because I am human. Because I
am a mom. Because I have been educating people for over ten and a half years
and still am lucky if I get through to a quarter of them.

I worried, who would show up. Would I hold their attention? Would they be willing to learn? There was a teacher who had a
diabetes connection in her family, would she know everything? Would she know
anything? Yep, basically I was terribly paranoid.

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Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on September 29, 2010 at 10:03am
That's really wonderful. It's encouraging that you seem to have found an open, concerned, and caring school toward your son's needs. That is such a huge battle for many parents.


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