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How satisfied are you with the diabetes care your child receives while at school or daycare?


Very satisfied












Somewhat satisfied






Not very satisfied






Not at all satisfied






Total votes: 166


How satisfied are you with the diabetes care your child receives while at school or daycare?

Poll dates: September 2 - 9, 2009
Total Votes: 166

Children with diabetes require medical care to remain healthy. The need for medical care does not end while the child is at school. The quality of care, and attentiveness to that care, varies greatly from school to school. In some schools, children with diabetes find a supportive environment in which in-class testing is encouraged. In other schools, kids with diabetes often struggle to perform even basic self-care.

Almost 3/4 of people who responded (70%) reported being satisfied or very satisfied with the care their child received at school or daycare, which is up from the last time we ran this poll in 2005 (57%)

In Diabetes at School, we offer guidelines on all aspects of care at school, such as our School Bill of Rights, all with the goal of helping children with diabetes everywhere have the best possible experience at school.

The table below shows how readers have responded to this poll in the past.

Answer    Sep 2009 Sep 2005 Mar 2005 Sep 2003 Aug 2002 May 2000
Very satisfied    44% 31% 31% 36% 27% 30%
Satisfied    26% 26% 25% 33% 28% 22%
Somewhat satisfied    11% 14% 15% 13% 22% 16%
Not very satisfied    7% 12% 9% 8% 13% 11%
Not at all satisfied    10% 15% 10% 7% 9% 18%

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Last Updated: Wednesday September 09, 2009 10:59:52
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