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    Next fall my oldest son will start middle school and he does not want to carry his supplies in the bag he has carried all through elementary school. I am curious to see what other middle school or even high school kids are using. He would like something that fits in his backpack, but can still hold all his supplies. Any ideas would be great. He is on the pump, so the case would simply carry his meter, test strips, glucagon and some glucose tablets.
    Mom of 4
    Wyatt dx Nov 05
    Lucas dx Nov 09
    Cole
    Kaitlyn

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    Unless he is some place where the adult knows how to use the Glucagon, I would drop that item.

    While in middle school, my son had a fanny pack or waist pack. He also kept his pencils in the pack with the diabetes supplies.

    In high school, he takes everything out of the meter kit and carries them in his pockets, along with a vial of glucose tabs.
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    I would have him carry it in either his pocket or in a pencil case. As for the Glucagon I would be sure that his teacher know how to use it. It is just like a epipen for a child allergic to PB or Bees. It is there to keep our children alive in case of an emergency. I wouldn't let my child go anywhere without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooh's Mom View Post
    I would have him carry it in either his pocket or in a pencil case. As for the Glucagon I would be sure that his teacher know how to use it. It is just like a epipen for a child allergic to PB or Bees. It is there to keep our children alive in case of an emergency. I wouldn't let my child go anywhere without it.
    I totally agree. We were just told that if our daughter ever hits the staggering/slurring stage again (it's happened once and was very frightening) to use the mini-glucagon dose rather than let her go unconscious before using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MomofSweetOne View Post
    I totally agree. We were just told that if our daughter ever hits the staggering/slurring stage again (it's happened once and was very frightening) to use the mini-glucagon dose rather than let her go unconscious before using it.
    You can also get the child to drink a juice when very low. It is as effective and much less hassle.
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    My son (middle school) carries his meter pouch in his backpack. He has candy, and everything he needs to test, in his pouch. His glucagon is in the office.
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    Thanks for the info guys. I do not send him anywhere with anyone who does not know how to use the glucagon. He has had several hypoglycemic seizures so going without is not an option. I do appreciate the input though.
    Mom of 4
    Wyatt dx Nov 05
    Lucas dx Nov 09
    Cole
    Kaitlyn

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