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[IPk] Today's Dilemma

Hello everyone

The school ring me at lunchtime each day if Danielle's BG is below 3.7 or 
above 12.0 mmols.  Today's call was "Hello, oh just a minute" (talking to 
someone else in the office) and then "Hello, sorry about that.  Right, 
Danielle is 1.9.  What would you like me to do?" I said "1.9! Don't leave her 
on her own. Quickly get some coke or one of her other cans into her and I 
will come up to her right away." I got to the school and the teacher who had 
phoned me was in reception.  She said "Danielle's this way, in here"  I went 
to her and she was flopped with her head pointing down and all her hair on 
the floor with her small drink can tipped to one side.  I lifted her head up 
and began to feed her what was left in the can and asked the teacher to get 
me another one.  After about 5 or 10 minutes I checked her blood again and 
she had gone up to 6.9 so as soon as she wasn't feeling wobbly, I guided her 
to the hall for her lunch.  The Head came to me to see what had happened so 
the teacher began to explain that Danielle didn't have her usual class 
teacher today and told him that she felt low, so he asked her to go and find 
Mrs -------- to help you.  The place was spinning and she couldn't find her 
so she went back to her class!  Apparently, it wasn't far off lunchtime so 
she stuck it out and then told the teacher who does the BG that she was low 
earlier but couldn't find her.

The Head then said to me that she now realizes that somebody will have to go 
with Danielle in case she collapses but I then explained that somebody needs 
to go to Danielle so she doesn't use up the last bit of glucose that is 
keeping her going.  They are now going to ask a friend to find the teacher 
who does the BG and she will go to the classroom to check her. I have 
explained that Danielle shouldn't be waiting around for a blood test because 
when she says she feels low, because when she says it, she is always right.  
She has never ever got it wrong yet, although I know it can be confused with 
a high in some people.

The Head came to me tonight to explain that it has shook them up and reminded 
them of some of the things they might have forgotten.

Mum to Danielle aged 8, dx Aug 2001, on a pump since Nov 2002
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