"I, like Cat, simply bolus more. Sometimes for the seders I have to either do a combo bolus or recheck midway through and after the afikomen, just to be safe. If the kosher wine is too dry, I could bottom out before we get to food. I try to cut…"
"I cannot fast due to having an eating disorder history and very brittle diabetes. Instead, I eat very plainly. No butter, no salt, no sweets, no condiments, and no sugar substitute. I also make sure to bring as many nonperishable foods (my shul…"
"My diabetes diagnosis and the ultrafocus on food gave me anorexia in high school and early college. When I was recovering, I was struggling with the Catholic faith I was raised in and searching for answers. I found an emphasis on social justice and…"
The teacher had me teach the kids (on my first day in the classroom) a lesson on Diabetes 101 (and tested their knowledge on a short quiz afterward, too) as part of their Health unit. One kid a week is given a chart of cartoonish hypo…"
Who to tell... or not to tell is completely and entirely your choice alone. Some wear a sign around their neck, others do not tell a single soul. I believe there is tremendous merit to both views. If you want to tell, and are…"
"I think it's an excellent idea, the using the tabulation of carbs vs insulin as a math exercise...all the while bringing awareness to diabetes symptoms. Very frugal! Don't be concerned about testing in class...for the better part, little…"
"Every year I have a lecture for my 7th graders and a review for my fellow staff/teachers. It is all about safety and keeping you safe and the kids safe and education is always the best way. With both groups I spend time with What is Diabetes, What…"
"Oh and thank you all very much for your replies! I only hid my diabetes once in the past 17 years and regretted that bad low in basketball. Good thing a kid on the team went to the same school as I did when I was diagnosed or I would have really…"
"Teacher reported that I can teach the students about my diabetes my first day in the classroom as a part of their Health unit. Testing in classroom has yet to be "tested." Teacher seems squeamish about injections, needles, and blood...so…"
"I am a 2nd year high school teacher so I remember the same concerns when I was about to start my student teaching. I can be a pain because you don't always have your own room or desk to keep your diabetes stuff. I was upfront with my coop…"
"I thought I'd comment since it seems we have an awful lot in common- you joined the group I started of Jewish diabetics, you're about to student teach (I did my student teaching in the fall of 2009), you're interested in autism…"
"I teach primary school (elementary) students in New Zealand so can only relay my experiences in NZ, which might be quite different for you. I have taught from 5 year olds to 10 year olds and am always very open about my type one diabetes - my…"
I thought I'd comment since it seems we have an awful lot in common- you joined the group I started of Jewish diabetics, you're about to student teach (I did my student teaching in the fall of 2009), you're interested in autism (I'm autistic), you're on shots (I am too- and I hated the I-Port), and so forth.
Anyways- about teaching with diabetes- the worst was/is going hypo while teaching, but I'd just pop a mint and keep going. When I teach (I now teach after school classes), I generally aim to be a little bit higher, and keep mints in my pockets. I so far have not done an introduction to the class that is about diabetes, but if kids ask why I'm eating a mint, or what I was doing when I checked bg and injected while eating lunch with my students (I student taught 7th grade and ate lunch with them), I told them. And now that I wear a Dexcom, when kids ask what it is, I tell them that too.
One thing though- if they ask questions about you, tell them they can join you at lunch (or recess or after school) and ask the questions then. Because right at the moment you are teaching about math (or whatever you teach), not about sidkd5.
With my after school groups, keeping my introduction at the beginning to a description of what we'll be doing is what works best but in retrospect I think I should have let kids do a Q &A right at the beginning when I student taught, because I'm so visibly different, and because I did a worse job of hiding my differences than I thought I would.
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
El Centro Nacional de Prevención de Enfermedades Crónicas y Promoción de la Salud en el Estados Unidos encontró que a partir de 2002-2009, el 11,8% de los hispanos mayores de 20 años, que viven en los EU, viven con diabetes … Continue Reading