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: Feb 22

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 June 10, 2010 at 7:53pm
Welcome to the classroom Max!!!

Comment by Linda G on June 5, 2010 at 10:45pm

You're welcome FHS!
Comment by FHS on June 5, 2010 at 10:17pm
Hi Linda, thank you!!
Comment by Linda G on June 5, 2010 at 2:39pm
Hey.....Welcome to the clan FHS!!

Comment by Linda G on June 5, 2010 at 12:26pm
Welcome to the rabble Christine!! Any good teacher/diabetes stories to share?

Comment by Linda G on June 5, 2010 at 10:23am
Hey Jennifer.....welcome to the group!

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on May 31, 2010 at 11:43am
Does anybody have experience with not classrooms? My classroom the first month of school and the last month of school is 90-95 degrees - add 30-35 7th graders and by the end of the day I am hammered. My custodian came to me and says because of my diabetes and other medical conditions I should get a letter from my doc and the school system will put in airconditioning. Has anyone ever done this? I only have two windows that open and am on the side of the building by the blacktop so it truly is a heat wave. I monitor my sugar extra tight during the hot but I do get concerned. Is it worth it?
Comment by Wendella Type 1 on January 28, 2010 at 9:33am
Hi Elly --
Hi! In regards to your comment on starting teaching and telling staff and students -- I have been teaching for 5 years and have never told any of my elementary students. I also did not tell my principal when interviewed, it came up naturally about a year after I'd been teaching. But, I'm a very private person and dont really tell people until they get to know me. I don' t want to be judged, and I dont 'want to worry folks. Are you aware when you have hypoglycemia? I can always feel a low coming on and just have a few Dex-4 tabs nearby to pop. I also allow snacks in my classroom, so it's no big deal for students to be snacking or for them to see me eating an apple or crackers. I do plan on doing some lessons on Diabetes with my older students later on in the year to help educate them, but if you're a visiting teacher/ sub/ student teacher I think I'd want the focus to be on your skills... I'd say let them judge you on your teaching , not any preconceptions they might have aabout Diabetes. Unless , of course, you are hypo unaware, and they you need to let people know so they can help.

Just do what's comfortable for you. good luck!
Comment by Elly on January 28, 2010 at 1:48am
I am just getting my qualifications to teach and am kinda daunted by the whole telling my practum schools and classes about my diabetes. Any advice would be great.
Comment by Jeremy Steinhart on January 10, 2010 at 9:46pm
not a teacher......yet

still have to get my degree so hopefully i will be teaching in 5 years or so......

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