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Alex Lagman, 17, has diabetes and must monitor his blood sugar four to 10 times each day. That's why he keeps a testing kit with him at all times. But the Tempe, Arizona, Union High School district has told him he must keep the kit at the school nurse's office. His family says that isn't practical. The nurse isn't always there. He'd miss class when going there for testing, and sometimes he needs to test himself quickly. The school says it has a policy that bans the lancets he uses to prick his finger. But The Arizona Republic says the school district hasn't provided it or the family with a copy of that policy.