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Re: [IPk] Today's Dilemma

Hi Barbara
Sounds scary - glad it turned out OK!
At least they did call you in the end!
Will they not allow her to keep some form of glucose in the classroom so she 
doesn't have to go wandering off to get it?

On Thursday 01 May 2003 18:27, you wrote:
> 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.
> Barbara
> Mum to Danielle aged 8, dx Aug 2001, on a pump since Nov 2002
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