I was just reading a post about how "stupid" teachers can be about diabetes. It made me think of something that happened at school that actually cost me about $80 for a new meter. My son had just been diagnosed about 3 months earlier. It was state testing and the kids were not allowed to bring anything into the classroom, no backpacks, nothing, the girls had to leave their purses in the hall also. Anyway at some time during the testing some one was in the hallway. My son kept his meter in his lunchbox at the time. Well some stepped on his lunchbox and broke his meter. When I called the school and complained about his meter being in the hall they told me it was not their fault they were just following the state guidelines. I spoke to the principal about the school replacing the meter and he told me not in a million years. It really made me mad. HE had a 504 in place and he should have not been without his meter. Well this past year I went to school with a bunch of state laws concerning diabetes in students. The principal does not like me or my son but he now knows that I am not taking any junk from him anymore. I also found out that the school was responsible for replacing the broken meter.