Hi, I myself is not T1D, but my son is T1D since he was diagnosed with T1D and DKA at 18 months old, February 14, 2016. It has been just over 2.5 years with this disease. He receives up to 7 insulin injections per day. He just started preschool in September and it has been the most difficult time allowing someone else to care for him for the two hours he is away four days out of the week. What makes it difficult is that the teachers have no idea (even after explaining our journey up now) I feel they do not get it and it seems the teachers are not fully understanding his condition. His head teacher’s father is T1D, but she doesn’t seem to understand the severity of having to how to give injections of insulin. (My husband and I decided to enroll our son in to preschool to “try out” public school, we have been planning to homeschool because his BG is so unpredictable and felt it was the best decision for our son’s health.) needless to say, I almost feel public school may not be our answer, but I love seeing him making friends! There are several children that are so interested in understanding my son’s diabetes at such a young age and many of them ask him questions and he gives them honest no filtered answers! When he meets other people with diabetes he gets so excited because they are like him!
How have you and your family felt with school issues? What made it better?