It’s funny how you and Jan are mentioning the low carb diet…lol Because that’s exactley what the head nurse wants me to do for Syeda at school. Well Syeda has had some high numbers at school (3 solid hours after breakfast) around her 300-500’s. No keytones though. except for the first week of school which I’'lget to in a sec…
You see Syeda’s endocrinologist just up and left her practice (took a job in another state) which through us for a loop! She left right before school started as well. Which led to Syeda missing school for a good 2 months due to an unsigned health care plan. The insurance carrier we were with at the time did not have a alternative pediactric endo we could switch to. So I switched to a carrier that was accepted by the other endo’s. The switch took a month to be effective, during that time frame 1 out of the 2 endo’s stop accepting our new insurance due to the extra amount of patients coming from her previous endo. So we had no choice but to go with the second endo which has a waiting list extending to the middle of January may be even longer.
Well I was able to finally get her into school not long ago but she was in her 500’s before lunch (3 hours after breakfast) and her keytones were gradually building. So I took her the ER which led to a mandatory follow up visit with the same endo who stop taking our insurance. They made adjustments but there still off obviously. I can’t follow up with them because they still won’t accept our insurance. So we’re still in wait to see an endo to really make all the necessary adjustments she needs.
Which brings me to the school nurse, she wants me to take away all sweets, donuts, cookies etc., pizza, chips, pancakes, crackers that doesn’t have peanut butter on them and so on. She feels these foods are the reason to her school highs. She also says that Syeda should be eating less carbs. I have informed the nurse that Syeda has these foods occasionally and her diet is well rounded. Consuming whole grains, proteins, vitamins and so on. Syeda’s highs arn’t due to her eating pizza and donuts for breakfast as the nurse is trying to assume! Friday she calls her self eliminting the cuulprint by taking one of Syeda’s items from her lunch which caused a low of 40 while she was on the school bus on her way home. Thank goodness her older sister checked her and was able to bring it up! I’m really having a bummer school year. This entire ordeal is rather depressing!