I am working on a senior project for school and am focusing on T1D. I have had d for 10 years so I can relate to the kids and what they are going through on a daily basis. I’m focusing mainly on schools. My main questions are (1) What stands in the way of children taking good care of themselves? (2) What accomodations should schools be forced to make? (3) In what ways do Diabetics need to be their own advocate?
I plan on meeting with a group of t1 kids 1-2x monthly. I want to teach the kids the importance of (1) taking care of themselves (2) speaking up for themselves. I also plan on doing a presentation for grade schoolers to enhance awareness and possibly a presentation at my high school to enhance awareness and understanding.
I’m going to mainly look at elem and middle school children, but would like to hear from parents of highschoolers as well. If you’re willing to answer my questions, you can either post them or pm me. I am also interested in seeing school policies regarding diabetic students (private and public). So if you have this or could get it from your school please pm me.
Here is my first question: What are the 5 most important things that your school can provide/do for your diabetic child(ren)? Please state your child’s age
Thank You so much for your help! I hope we can make a difference through this.