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 September 27, 2012 at 3:13am

So tonight is conference night. We start the day at 6:30 am and stay until 7:30 pm. LONG day. my lunch break is at 10:30 and my planning period is 1:00. I don't get another break until 7:30 at night -- parents are lined up before my 9th period kids are out the door, I don't get a break because these people are AGGRESSIVE. The parents 'serve' a dinner - a paper plate meal you have to eat in front of whoever is talking with you (rude) and its usually something I can't eat. So I bring my own snack that I can't eat. I try to close my door for 10 minutes around 6pm to take my meds in peace but usually the parents have a fit so I just wait and take them late. At 7:30 when they announce all parents leave - they don't. Security usually comes around and has to ask them to leave. what a night.

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on September 3, 2012 at 8:34am

Just one diabetic student this year. We had a chat to be sure she had everything she needs. No problems. Great kid! My big "new kid" is a new teacher who is also diabetic. She was just diagnosed as a Type 1 (she's in her late 40s with two high school children) and just got a pump. So my message is don't just take care of the students - take care of each other, too! I made sure she knew all my procedures and that if there is a problem I've got her back. She was so happy to know she is not alone. This week, check your fellow staff and support each other no matter what the situation is!

Comment by Linda G on August 14, 2012 at 7:11am

Not me!!!!! Back in the swim on the 27th here....for teachers only. Meetings...LOTS of stuff to get ready...children returning the day after Labour Day. (the 4th). The Summer flew by....it started off feeling like I had an eternity ahead of me, I blinked and...POOF....it's gone!!!

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on August 14, 2012 at 5:52am

"All my bags are packed and I'm ready to go . . ." I'm standing here outside my classroom door. I hate to wake up and go but I'll say goodbye. But the kids are waiting its early morning, the coffee is perking its blowing warm --
Well, its time to go back to school! Long days and lots of laughs - joys and challenges. Here we go! Who's ready??

Comment by Peetie on June 29, 2012 at 3:34pm

School's out for summer! :D Have a great one.

Comment by Linda G on June 28, 2012 at 4:54pm

Best of the best....enjoy your Summer everyone!

Comment by Linda G on June 28, 2012 at 4:53pm

Comment by stargirl49 on April 29, 2012 at 6:42pm

You are all awesome! Thank you so much for this input - and camaraderie! it's been quite a struggle for me to find that in a work environment replete with the four basic food groups of teachers: sugar, chocolate, caffeine, and alcohol (not at school). I started insulin last night, and my sugars JUMPED in line, and it was really easy! I can't wait to tell my doctor tomorrow! Well, I'm off to get those snacks ready. Have a great week, y'all! I know I will, thanks to such support!!

Comment by Natalie ._c- on April 28, 2012 at 7:52pm

When I was teaching high school, I asked for and got 3rd period prep, so I could snack. That was in the old days of R and NPH, and if I didn't snack at around 10:30, I would be guaranteed a low. Fortunately my admin. was cooperative. Maybe you can talk with your admin. to find a solution that will allow you to snack when you need to -- better to prevent a low than to have to treat one.

Comment by Richard157 on April 28, 2012 at 2:32pm

I don't understand using peanut butter to handle a low. It is very slow acting. I use glucose tabs or jelly beans, which act very fast. I suppose a combination of jelly beans and peanut butter would not be a bad idea. The candy would raise the BG and the peanut butter might hold it there when it takes effect at a later time.


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