Any advice really.
I have hypoglycemia awareness (I am very rarely aware that I am low, so I test 8-15 times a day) and brittle Type 1 Diabetes (for the past 17 years). I am not on a pump (MedicAid does not pay for those in this state) and I take Novolog with all three meals, Levemir twice a day, and Symlin with lunch and dinner...so 7-10 injections depending on my blood sugars.
I haven't met my cooperating teacher (3rd grade) yet, but I am nervous about testing in the classroom and how to handle lows, etc. I was thinking of informing her as much as possible about my diabetes and possibly suggesting a diabetes lesson or "Diabetes 101" lesson for the kids, as well as maybe even using my diabetes as a teachable moment (math with blood sugar checks and figuring insulin using correction factors and carb ratios).
So, do any of you veteran teachers have any suggestions, advice, encouragement to give? Please?
Thanks in advance.