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 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 someone....in 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 nothing....as 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)....how 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!!

Comment by Linda G on December 30, 2012 at 11:27am

Thank you Marcia....back at it on the 7th!! (sigh!)

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on December 30, 2012 at 9:46am

Merry Christmas all teachers at home recharging!

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on September 29, 2012 at 8:00am

thanks you! We just try to focus on the positives but after 14 hours its kinda tough to do that. I saw over 45 families which is a positive. I went through a box of kleenex - negative. The next day my late box was full - positive. This weekend is definitely put your feet up time!

Comment by Linda G on September 27, 2012 at 8:21pm

Oh Marcia....my heart goes out to you! As well....I am fully there...on the same page, nay....on the veritable same line when it comes to survival at school. There are days I must say....when some children are lucky to be alive lol
And parent teacher interviews....there are always a couple of close encounters! Hope you were able to put your feet up....have a restful night :)

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on September 27, 2012 at 7:38pm

Went solid from 3:00 - 8:30 and after 14 hours at work WENT HOME!!! survival. Its all about survival some days.


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