School schedule: too much testing?
My son starts school on Tuesday, and after meeting with everyone there we decided on this schedule for him:
8:30-9am (school starts at 9). Test bg on PE days -- PE at 9:05 2days/week
10am bg check and snack (correction given with snack if over 250, or a carb Free snack if 180-250)
12:15 recess for 30 minutes then straight to lunch. I decided on Kyle re-checking before recess if he had a carb-free snack or had a correction at 10 am.
12:45 bg check and insulin before lunch
3:15 bg check before getting on the bus.
How does this sound? It seems like a lot of checking to me--5 times on some days, but he has recess right after the time of day he tends to drop a lot (between 10am & 12--he often drops 100pts at this time without carbs, I think because of the lantus...another issue!!) so if he didn't have a carb snack he needs to check before running around. And I would like him to check before PE and only get extra carbs if needed because we occasionally have problems with the after breakfast spike.
PE and recess both fall at his tricky time of day. Does this seem like a lot of disruption and bg checking in his day? How often does your CWD test during the school day?
Mom to Jessica, 18,(non-d) and
Kyle, 12, (diagnosed 9/7/10 at 9 1/2 years old), celiac (2/2012)
Pumping with Medtronic Revel (9/2012)