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!

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Diabetes Forum

Teacher-betic blogs?

Started by naomi Feb 7. 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


Started by Peetie Oct 1, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by Marcia Skidmore on August 11, 2011 at 7:28pm
Is everyone ready for another school year? I went in this week to start cleaning and getting in order my room after the summer custodian shuffle. Next week meetings start with little time to put up my boards or put out my books. I'm also stocking my fridge. What's everyone's favorite snacks for their rooms? Anything new out there?
Comment by Peetie on June 30, 2011 at 2:50pm
Hi Chaplain ET: Not really. Last year I had a good A1C in September and I wasn't taking my meds or following a plan??? Usually I am able to tweak some things in the summer so I can manage better during the school year. Hope you are well.
Comment by Chaplain ET on June 29, 2011 at 9:30pm
Peetie; do you find that your BG becomes more regular, when you are out for the summer? Mine's not!
Comment by Peetie on June 29, 2011 at 10:25am
School's out for summer! :)
Comment by Linda G on June 13, 2011 at 3:20pm
It's only THIS year that I have a 15 min. break after my first class of the morning, and one in the afternoon at 1:30. Last year all I had was my lunch break of 3/4 hour...which I still have. As well I no lunger do lunch supervision...nor do yard dutie. The yard dutie in extreme cold...and sweltering smoggy heat were brutal, due to diabetes as well as asthma and Raynaud. I sucked it up for 7 years!! I'm now in my 9th!
Comment by Natalie ._c- on June 12, 2011 at 9:52pm
Brings back BAD memories of when I was very symptomatic, but had not yet received adequate treatment -- spent the last 15 minutes of class with my legs crossed, hoping I would not have an accident, and then RUNNING out ahead of the kids to get to the restroom, and then running back to my classroom hoping to beat the bell for the next class. It was agony! I really wish teachers were allowed to be human!!!!
Comment by Linda G on June 12, 2011 at 8:39pm
No...WE have bionic bladders....unfortunately, this is where bionic technology ends!
Comment by Peetie on June 12, 2011 at 8:33pm
Hmm... Everyone knows that teachers never need to use a washroom. :)
Comment by Linda G on May 15, 2011 at 2:17pm
**Sigh**....sad isn't it!!
Comment by Sandy on May 15, 2011 at 2:13pm
Oh boy, this is sounding like a staff room when the weather is nasty and everyone is enjoying indoor recesses. :)

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