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Teachers with Diabetes


Teachers with Diabetes

This is a group for those of us who are teachers and have diabetes. It is sometimes difficult to take care of yourself when you have thirty or so students in front of you!

Members: 211
Latest Activity: Mar 6

Diabetes Forum

T1 Teachers in NYC

Started by andrea Jan 20. 0 Replies

Teacher-betic blogs?

Started by naomi Feb 7, 2014. 0 Replies

teaching abroad with Type 1

Started by Teo. Last reply by Teo Oct 7, 2013. 2 Replies

Rules for Checking Blood Sugar Question

Started by Elisabeth. Last reply by diag10-16-63 Aug 18, 2013. 4 Replies

Spring Break!

Started by Marcia Skidmore. Last reply by Carly Mar 25, 2013. 1 Reply

Twas the Week after Christmas . . .

Started by Marcia Skidmore Dec 30, 2012. 0 Replies

Rules for the Classroom

Started by Marcia Skidmore Aug 14, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by Linda G on March 6, 2015 at 4:03am

Parent teacher conferences....yuck! High n Low!

Comment by Linda G on July 24, 2014 at 10:03am

Sorry...I don't see a friend request....could it be that we're already friends? ;)

Comment by Walesteacher-Lee on July 24, 2014 at 9:25am
Nice to have such a quick reply here! I'm back in school September 1st. Have sent u a friend request
Comment by Linda G on July 24, 2014 at 7:48am

Hey there Lee...nice to have you join the rabble!!
I'm presently on a summer break (cheeeeer!), I'll be returning the last week of August (I'm in Canada), and students get back the day after Labour Day, so...Sept. 2nd.

Comment by Walesteacher-Lee on July 24, 2014 at 6:10am
Hi all, just joined this group. I teach nursery/reception ... So u guys would call it kindergarten in the USA. Used to teach older 7 to 11 yr olds. Have been a t1 since I was 11. Just looking for like minded people here to be friends and have a moan about work etc with.
Comment by Linda G on April 12, 2014 at 4:02pm

emmecj...I too am frequently given sweets. What I do is either offer it to a friend, or have some family or friends over and serve the cake or whatever to the group.....then offer the remainder to the same token, you get to sample a wee bite. I teach grades 1 to 5, most of the older ones know I have D, and some of their parents do as well. I have had parents go out of their way to purchase "safe" treats. Other than that, I say telling the parent I cannot eat this or that comes across as demanding to some. What I DO love are gift cards to book stores, and though it might be inappropriate...I have voiced that "Book stores are my favourite stores", to my students.

Comment by Carly on March 19, 2014 at 9:53pm

I need Spring Break...=) Hope all is well with everyone.

Comment by emmecj on September 4, 2013 at 8:57pm

Hey everyone,
I haven't been on in a while, but I feel I need to write a parent letter, telling them I am a Type II diabetic, We get a lot and I mean a lot of sweets for just about every holiday plus it is Kindergarten, last year I had a parent bring me a whole fudge brownie cake, I couldn't eat a bite. I felt bad cause she had made it from the heart and her lil one was take a bite Mrs. Hall, it's really good. I did end up taking a small piece. So anyway, how do you tell parents or do you just say nothing? Am I just worrying for nothing? Should I just put a smile on my face and graciously say TY and take a bite? I know these may seem like selfish questions but as a parent myself I have made or bought other things in place of the sugar and carbs for my son's teacher. I only found out she was Type 1 because I work with her. Sadly she has moved on to another state. So any suggestions?

Comment by Linda G on January 29, 2013 at 3:14pm

Found this (he he he) times have changed ;)

Comment by Linda G on January 29, 2013 at 3:13pm

BEST WISHES to all teachers "up to there" in report cards right about now....and soon facing parent teacher interviews!!


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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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