Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Monday, September 3, 2012

4th Grade

After four years of battling the incompetent school Clinic Aide, I finally feel like I "won" this year.   

I met with the Principal a few days before school started and we talked about my request to have Rosie removed from the Clinic Aide's care as much as possible.   I went to the meeting armed with my ADA paperwork, a lengthy list of complaints about the Clinic Aide, a sample 504, etc.    

It turned out that I didn't even crack open my folder- the principal could not have been nicer.  She was happy to let Rosie test in the classroom (Clinic Aide was always opposed to this), let Rosie treat her lows in the classroom, and even have a teacher in the cafeteria double-check Rosie's carb counting after lunch, rather than making Rosie go back upstairs and wait for Clinic Aide (while missing recess) to do it as she has in the past.   My only complaint was that we didn't do this sooner.... this was a much different attitude from the principal than the last time I met with her!

Basically, the only time Rosie is going to the clinic now is when she needs Ibuprofen or when she needs to call me about something with her pump.   It is SOOOOOO much better!   There have been a few minor bumps, such as Rosie forgetting to bolus a high one day, but for the most part, this system has been working out really well. 


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope it's okay that I have added you to my blog roll. I look forward to getting to know you and your family better!


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