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Charleston, WV: "We have an increasing number of students with Type I diabetes"; cause inknown

Dec 11, 2017, Charleston (WV) Innerviews: Even at 68, head school nurse can't walk away https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/columnists/sandy_wells/innerviews-even-at-head-school-nurse-can-t-walk-away/article_d60ffc72-4555-59ec-8cf2-ffb466224946.html “We have kids with trachs that need suctioning that can only be done by a nurse. We have an increasing number of students with Type I diabetes. I’ve had five newly diagnosed cases since school started this year. Nobody knows why it’s on the increase. “About 12 years ago, I did a TV show about school health with Dave Hardy. I told him he needed a school nurse on the health board. He said it was an excellent idea but he wanted me on the board. That’s how I ended up on the [Kanawha-Charleston] Board of Health. I’ve been president for the past 10 years. …