DSMA Live: ‘Rents | Episode 69 Staying Safe

By | November 16, 2015

We have a new time for our live airing, but listening to the archive remains the same. In this episode of Rents we discuss staying safe at school and also Dexcom G4 v G5.

As promised, here are some of the links we referred to:

Many Schools Failing on Type 1 Diabetes Care” – The New York Times

In our ensuing discussion of this article we refer to this fabulous resource which I think every family with a student with type 1 diabetes should have: Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed.

We also recommend (highly recommend) utilizing the ADA’s Safe at School section for any questions you may have. This site is robust with information and resources including sample 504 plans.

Crystal Jackson joined us in Episode 19 to discuss the Safe at School program in detail – you can listen here.

Skip to the 25 minute mark in this edition of DSMA Live to hear Scott Hanselman explain his thoughts on the G5 system in his recent blog post.

Please give us your feedback! We want to hear about your experiences with schools and whether you are apprehensive about upgrading to G5 or dove in head first. What topics would you like to hear in future shows? Let us know. Comment below or find us on Facebook and Twitter – here and here.

Oh and our two “bits,” not non-diabetes related:

Lorraine – favorite new todo app: todoist. It’s free!

Bennet – community boosts using Strava app when logging in biking.

2 thoughts on “DSMA Live: ‘Rents | Episode 69 Staying Safe

  1. rick Phillips

    The issue of diabetes care in school is very importnt. Thank you for bringing the item up.

    It is important that parents request a 504 plan meeting at the very start of the school year or at the first avaiable time. Now having requested the meeting, parents and school admins need to place the best practices in writing.

    Now haivng said that, The best way to help any child is to help them fit into the school enviroment and help them take perosnal responsibility when they can be successful. Sucess is a continuim of care. What we shoud expect from a High Schooler as compared to an eleentary school child. Parents often forget that kids needs to survive in a school.

    Even then our best way to help the child is to let the child also negoiate thier own day to the extent they can. Negoiations for the school also means how to expend resources that are being used eleswhere. So in a way the nurse is also negioating care for everyone else in thier populaiton. So negioation is how to fit into a larger community of care. This is often a skill in and of itself. HTis is not an excuse for subpar care, But it is also not a legal method to have cadalic care i every monet of every day.,

    I really enjoyed the item, having a number of these I seek the best way i can to help the child get care but also fit seemlessly into the typicla school day, THis is where I often have hav issues with parents who want to over or under care the child. very often the family dynaminc and the school dynamics spill into these conversations, We need to as best we can relax a little and try a few thigns.

    best rick

    1. DCAF_Lorraine Post author

      Hi, Rick! Thanks for stopping in and commenting! Your point about negotiation rings very true to me. I agree that it’s important, as it is important for all parties involved to try and understand each other points of view. It’s a balancing act, for sure. As long as everyone keeps the goal of doing what is truly best for the student, the outcome should be a positive one!


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