"Work overseas. Spent 10 years in a supportive school. Moved to new country this year - to a self serving school. Diagnosed 2 weeks before moving half way aroung the world - well a third of the way but the other direction. Started insuline 2 weeks…"
"Sounds like some administrators I have had in the past. You might give her a short list of things that are medical concerns, perhaps a piece of lit from your diabetes educator. Give it to her with the brief…"
"Well ok, i am, a type 1 diabetic and a a former central office administrator. I was the school business manager and personnel director. Unfortunately, I seemed to be telling principals constantly, no you cannot fire a teacher for…"
"I didn't tell my adminstrator at first. I was to busy trying to deal with the dx. and all the horrible feelings/emotions that went with it.
That first week I had a low and had to ask permission to leave for the day.
I hadn't had any…"
"I noticed this was posted a while ago...but... what I like to do is have a small bottle of juice on my desk and if you feel yourself going low...drink it right in the middle of class as if you were thirsty or something, the do not need to know…"
"You're absolutely right - I'm the one who's more bothered. I am still coming to terms with this diagnosis - its early days for me in the world of type 2. Good to hear from another teacher who works with elementary ages. Thank you."
I teach grades 1 to 5, and at times have had to test in the classroom, and even the little ones are ok about it. I reassure them of course, and I don't drag it on. When they ask me if it hurts, I don't lie..."a…"
Hi Kristen....welcome to the clan....I hope you'll find what you're after....I personally find this to be a superb means of staying connected....with people who are on the same page!....take care....linda in canada.
thank you to add me as a friend. When I was young (and I'm still) I wished to be a teacher and after the Lycée ( before university in France) I read that it was forbidden for type 1.... bad news for a young woman! They accepted type 1 near 1988! And after I returned to university to become a teacher (history and geography) and when I could do I had my big surgery (open heart surgery) So the story was closed. You are teacher for small children? teens? All the best.
You must be in an elementary school then. For us, 6th grade is at the middle school level. My first teaching job was in California, but we've lived up here for 16 years now. Oak Harbor is on Whidbey Island, which is a couple hours norht of Seattle. Your youth pastor must have worked for Oak Harbor freightlines. By the way, there's also a christian diabetic group you can join.
So where is French Camp? I grew up in Milwaukie, not too far from Tigard. I met my hubby while at OSU. My parents and grandparents all live in Canby now, so we go down fairly often still.
Where in China was your husband? We have fallen in love with the culture, and have a huge burden for the orphans. We have adopted two girls from their, and many more are adopted in our hearts when we make our orphanage trips. You can check out my blog to read more from our trip this past July. Have you been there?
I just sent you a friend offer, so you should see it soon.
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading
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