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Re: [IP] teaching
- Subject: Re: [IP] teaching
- From: "Natalie A. Sera" <email @ redacted>
- Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 20:29:35 -0800
Julie Britt wrote:
> well, i would like to be a secondary english or history teacher, and i am
> just wondering how diabetes affects your job, if at all... my mom keeps
> telling me not to become a teacher(she teaches second grade), and says that
> it's hard to take sick days, health insurance is bad, don't get paid
> enough, too much stress, etc etc etc...
No reason you can't be a teacher. You do have to discuss with your
administration and your kids what to do if you go hypo -- and what your
food/timing needs are. This is much less of an issue on the pump than it
was on shots -- my administration always let me have 3rd period prep so
I could eat a snack, but hey, I don't need that snack anymore! :) :) :)
As far as sick leave, my district lets me have it whenever I need it --
I make sure to have usable lesson plans at all times. My health
insurance is good -- they paid for the pump, and are paying for the
supplies, ya know!!
As far as getting paid enough -- it's not what you're worth, but it's at
least a living wage -- you have to be frugal, but you can do it, unless
you're used to a luxury lifestyle. As a former welfare mom, I learned to
make do with very little, so to me, my teaching salary is more than
The stress is undoubtedly there -- you get the whole gamut of kids, not
just the well-mannered ones from lovely homes with caring, competent
parents. You really have to care about kids. Even the unattractive and
Do know that there are LOTS of diabetics in the classroom -- you might
even be a good role model for some kid sometime who needs to see that
you can have diabetes and function perfectly well!
Go for it!!
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Type Weird, pumping!
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