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Re: [IPp] school/lunch

Don't worry.  This is simply ignorance, and you will learn to ignore it, or
attempt to educate them rather than react.  Your food choices are fine.
Actually, we don't even generally do sugar free, but simply give the proper
insulin for carbs eaten.  You sound like you are doing the right things, and
maybe you could be proactive for next year and set up a meeting where you
tell them what needs to happen with your son.  The next step would be to put
a 504 in place.
Kristen (son Will dxd at age 9, now 12, Joe, 14, Katie 16)

On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 6:58 PM, Brandi Podner <email @ redacted>

> Hi, my son is six years old and in kindergarten. He has had diabetes for
> over
> three years.  He is a very active and somewhat impulsive child and has been
> his whole life. I don't think his bahavior and personality would be much
> different if he didn't have diabetes.  Last week his school called me in
> for a
> conference and basicly started questioning me about his diet and whether
> that
> might be why his blood sugars are not normal.  I said if they were normal,
> he
> wouldn't have diabetes.  I explained that he eats the same thing for lunch
> every day (his choice) and they see what he eats because they check to make
> sure he has eaten it all.  He has a PB&J made with sugar free wheat bread,
> low
> carb peanut butter and sugar free jelly, a low calorie/low carb yogurt and
> a
> banana.  A total of 53 carbs.  Is this too much?  What do you send in your
> child's lunch?  I explained that his blood sugar could also be affected by
> things like stress and lack of exercise
>  (when they take away his recess).  I was so upset during this meeting
> because
> I felt they had no right to "attack" me and question my judgement as if I'm
> not doing everything in my child's best interest. Anyway, thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Brandi
> Mom to Evan age 6 dx.1/9/05 and Olivia age 4
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Just Dance........

Kristen Bridgeman
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