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how do i prepare the teachers to help my child with diabetes?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Nurse educators: Please discuss with your diabetes nurse educators. They often work closely with schools.
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 28 years experience
Safe at school: Check out the resources available for this situation from the american diabetes association safe at school program. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/diabetes-care-at-school/.

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