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Re: [IP] test scores when low

Is it her responsibility to make sure she's not low?  Or did she just over
bolus in the morning.  At age 8, even if she realized she was low, I know my
8 y/o would not leave class to correct--too much attention.  If this was a
mistake on her part, or you have communicated to her that she *must* to let
her teacher know when she's low and all that, then by all means.  Stick to
your word and just leave it at that--she did poorly, she'll have another
chance.  It's not going to be the difference between her failing or not.
But if it was by no part her fault, or anything to do with her actions, then
I'd let her take it over again.  I don't see any reason to put her through
the turmoil when it really couldn't have been helped.

    Another thing is you could just send her with a piece of candy or snack.
It may result in her going a little high, but it wouldn't go too high.  And
with the pump that's easily corrected.  I would think it better to be a
little high, then too low.  Things like this are going to happen, and you
really can't agonize over them every time.  Just do the best you can!  My
best to you and your daughter, I hope that didn't sound harsh.  I have a
daughter about yours age, and have been through the same thing too many
times.  Good luck, hope you get this worked out.

Lisa, Type 1.
Mom of two type 1 daughters.

----- Original Message -----
From: "betasp" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 5:09 PM
Subject: [IP] test scores when low

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> My daughter (age 8) took a math test this morning while she was low and
> couldn't concentrate.  She went to the office to check after the test and
> was in the 50's.  She ended up getting six problems wrong on the test and
> was very upset about it.  She had been studying her times tables all week
> and was very prepared for the test.  Here's my question:  Do I expect the
> teacher to let her do a make-up test?  I don't want my daughter to think
> exceptions can be made based on her blood sugars.  I also realize this
> of thing can happen on future tests and don't want her diabetes to become
> excuse for poor grades.  How have any of you handled this situation?
> Thanks. Barb Dame
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