Hi All, Kennedy is 11 and im middle school, omnipod, still in honeymoon, 9 months out from diagnosis,
she is having lots of trouble in her math class, which is right when her blood sugar peaks after lunch. We do have in her 504 plan an upper limit she must be below to test. So she missed lots of her tests due to high blood sugars, and then also there is just the regular work daily s=when she doesn't test, that also she is having a hard time with.
Her teacher has been completely not helpful with her and we have been working with the pricipal to make special arrangements to get her work done outside of class time. But she is missing key concepts, due to hyperglycemia and partially due to being out of school for illness ( last week she wiped out in gym and got a contusion on her foot BS 330, btw) and had to miss math that day.
I guess I thought having the 504 would make everything easy to make up, but there is still that problem of the HYPERGLYCEMIA which is persistent and really keeping her from learning...
we do pod changes every third day in the morning before school, so every third day there is a decent chance of a spike right during the class. Lunch is a problem, as we have been unable to figure out how to bolus enough time for her insulin to kick in, so her peak is even higher than it should be.
To top it off her teacher has type two and makes comments to her like " are you sure you're going to eat that" in front of her peers.
Kennedy is just starting to be able to tell her highs and starts to feel bad upwards of 200 now.
Ideas? I'm toying with the idea of a carb free lunch, that is about the only thing that will probably work here, but the poor kid, she's already restricted so much... ( celiac too)