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[IPp] Re: Pumping at School - need to assess how he feels!
Hmmm. Sounds to me like the college student just wants something to do.
Maybe its something that she can add to her job description on her CV or
something. That being said, maybe she wants to try to talk to your son about
things and see what he has to say for himself. What does he think of the
idea? Perhaps if you talked to the student a bit more you could find out
exactly what she has in mind, and be able to better assess if it might do
your son any good.
I know that my Claire (age 8, diabetes 6 years) doesn't like any sort of fuss
made about her, and doesn't like to draw any attention to her diabetes. For
example, this week as a school project she had to paste together pictures of
herself at significant times in her life. The teacher gave as examples,
learning to ride a bike, playing my first hockey game (LOL this is Canada)
etc. I suggested choosing a photo of when she was dx with diabetes. After
all, this was a pretty significant thing. She just looked at me in disgust,
and said that she would have to talk about her poster, and she certainly
wasn't going to talk about THAT.
She tests her blood at her desk openly, but is now tired of telling other
kids what it is for. Even now there seem to be some kids who are noticing
for the first time, as the teacher shuffles the seating arrangements around.
Claire is also very popular and active and has never been teased about DM.
But her older brother, age 12 at the time, was teased about having a sister
with DM. That child wasn't allowed to return to our home and promptly became
>From the sounds of it, your son sounds pretty well adjusted to me!
Barbara, Mum of Claire 8
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