Can you just keep your "gear" on you? I took my meter and a little bag of jelly beans (I generally roll w/ 2, just in case...) to a meeting at work as I'd worked out this AM, had been running a shade low and we were eating pizza afterwards. I didn't want to have to get up and go get my stuff and just would have tested or eaten if anything had come up? It turned out uneventfully but I'd think that it'd be better for everyone if you had a meter and could just test or snack as needed, or PRN as the doctor would say?
Agreed. Why is it her business what your "range" is. Not that she'd understand it if she heard the number. It's not useful to say, "Kelsey can leave class if she is below 70" because some people can't function at 85 and some are fine at 55. And, bottom line is, AR is right and you should just be able to treat it as needed, whether you leave the class to do so or do it quietly in class.
I teach Community College and haven't taught live since my diagnosis. There is no food allowed in the classrooms. I intend to briefly explain to my students on the first day that I am Type 1 and will do my best to not go low (test before class) but it happens, and I will either eat a couple glucose tabs and go on or call a short break.
Why is there no food allowed in classrooms for medical purposes? I am always hoping that someone will try to "bust" me so I can engage in the "it's not food , it's medicine" argument with them but I haven't had the opportunity just yet...
I'm sure it's just a general policy so students don't come in munching chips and drinking sodas, getting crumbs and spills all over and driving the Instructor nuts. I'm sure if I tested it the "medical purposes" would stick, but since I just use glucose tabs it probably isn't even necessary.
I think I told on here my story of getting busted for drinking coffee on BART (nothing to do with diabetes). I think I made the BART police sheepish by suggesting they should spend their time chasing muggers and rapists.
My husband's a university professor & allows food & not just for diabetic students. His graduate courses are 3 hours long in the evening. Many students bring food to class. Many more bring drinks. Only thing he doesn't permit is cell phones ringing & texting.
Unfortunately we cannot control what other people do. I do sympathise with your plight though. There are times when we require outside help and you think in a school situation you'd be able to rely on your teachers. Sadly that is not always the case. If they know what they're supposed to do, and still don't do it, I'd suggest getting your parent(s) involved.
HI Kelsey. My daughter is in the 8th grade and she texts the school nurse when she is low and needs help so the nurse comes to her in the classroom or the teacher will call the nurse to come down. Her 504 plan states that if she is low she is not to walk to the nurse , the nurse has to come to her. All her teachers know she is Type 1 . Her 504 plan also says she can text nurse at anytime to report in her Blood Glucose so she doesnt have to go to nurse and miss class. Your right they dont know how to help.
That's great, jojo. Though I agree that it's good for all the teachers to know a kid is Type 1, I'm cynical enough to think that knowing it without at least a modicum of knowing what that means can be worse than not knowing at all. Misconceptions, misguided actions and (even unintended) discrimination are some of the possible negative consequences I can think of!
Totally agree ,Zoe
Boy, Kelsey, that is so frustrating! How is your teacher? Can you ask to talk with her privately and let her know how unsupportive her response was, and maybe do a little education?
Hope you're feeling better!