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School plan states you have to suspend pump for lows- I disagree

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Wendyb, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Wendyb

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    This is the original poster. My understanding is that this directive was taught to staff at the DCM (Diabetes Care Management) training a couple of weeks ago. Apparently the teacher's assistant that works with my son attended the training and noted that we were not suspending the pump as she had been taught at the training. The school nurse discussed this with me last week and I told her that despite what the training indicated, I did not want the pump suspended during a low. I explained how insulin worked and noted this would be counterproductive. She asked me to get this in writing from the Endo so that the school was covered for not following the training. The Endo agreed that a "pop" is generally seen a couple of hours later and he wrote a note indicating that we did not have to suspend for lows.
     
  2. wilf

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    So the DCM trainers are idiots.

    You can't fault staff for following their training. You have to go up a level, and challenge the premise of the training..
     
  3. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    Thanks for clarifying.

    We have always done our school training ourselves, and based it on our Endo's Care Plan - can you, going forward, take charge of the D management training so that you are not at the mercy of this sort of insanity? :confused:
     
  4. virgo39

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    But suspending the pump for a low sounds sooooo off base, perhaps the teacher's assistant misunderstood something?
     
  5. Brensdad

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    That is, without a doubt, the dumbest thing I have ever heard of in my life. Cutting the tubing? Are you friggin kidding me?

    Wait another day, print this thread, and take it to the school. If that doesn't work a lesson in how ketones can happen even when BG is low might do the trick.

    In case you do print it...

    Hey! You! Yeah, I'm talking to you. If you can figure out how to suspend a pump, test for ketones before, during, and after, and then remember to un-suspend it, then you're smart enough to figure out how to put a straw in a juice box to treat a low. You can do it, I believe in you.
     
  6. wilf

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    Well said!:cwds:
     
  7. Snowbound

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    My wife and I provide the DCM training for our school and I have to say that I think the trainers are top notch and I have we no complaints. :)
     

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