I just wanted to post here my recent experience with an Elementary school, their handling of my daughter's diabetes, and see if this strikes a cord with anyone else.
Last week I got a pretty scary call from her school at about 2:00pm, or about two hours after her lunch. They informed me that my daughter was found wandering the hallways, confused and weak (oh, did I mention, she is only 6 years old). When approached, she fell on the floor, yet not passed out. So, they test her and she is 32 (!), give her snack, then call me.
My first question is, what happened at lunch, because that would certainly explain a lot? I am told that she had ~90+ gr of carbs, pump suggested 4.9 units, so they accepted it. That just doesn't sound right! The most insulin she ever had prior to that day, is around 4 units, and her lunches usually average 40-50 gr... That night I locked up her pump to not allow any more than 4.5 units and thought that was the end of it, not!..
Yesterday I got another call at noon. This time they complain that her pump wouldn't allow then to give her insulin and it gives them an error message, something about "exceeding maximum allowed insulin"! Again, I ask them exactly what they are trying to input into her pump. Here is what they tell me:
her glucose reading was 275;
she ate 130 gr of carbs (WHAT?!! No way! Right there I challenge their calculations)
based on that, pump suggests 6.9 units of insulin.
WTF? How quickly they forget what happened last week with 4.9 units!!!
I insist that they only give her 4.5 units, retest in two hours and correct then, if needed.
At 2:00pm her glucose reading was 146 and at 3:30pm it was 96. Can you imagine what would've happened, had they followed their calculations?..