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> Are the school staff crazy!!!, Cousin went to hospital
Disneygirly
post Jun 8 2009, 04:24 PM
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My cousin lives up in Idaho and the school nurse took it apon herself to make modifications to my cousins diet.
My cousin, who is 10 years old, went to the hospital because the school nurse said my cousin did not have enough
carbs in his diet and he ended up in DKA!!! The law in each state is different but they state in Idaho that the school
can do whatever they want once the child steps onto school property. I totally disagree! I cannot believe this
kind of behavior is still going on today. School staff needs to be educated about different dietary and medical
requirements.

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Linda B
post Jun 8 2009, 04:42 PM
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QUOTE(Disneygirly @ Jun 8 2009, 12:24 PM) *
My cousin lives up in Idaho and the school nurse took it apon herself to make modifications to my cousins diet.
My cousin, who is 10 years old, went to the hospital because the school nurse said my cousin did not have enough
carbs in his diet and he ended up in DKA!!! The law in each state is different but they state in Idaho that the school
can do whatever they want once the child steps onto school property. I totally disagree! I cannot believe this
kind of behavior is still going on today. School staff needs to be educated about different dietary and medical
requirements.

-Gina


How awful! What bothers me the most is that a nurse would not realize that he needed more insulin if she was forcing him to have more carbs.

Linda


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post Jun 8 2009, 05:03 PM
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QUOTE(Disneygirly @ Jun 8 2009, 11:24 AM) *
My cousin lives up in Idaho and the school nurse took it apon herself to make modifications to my cousins diet.
My cousin, who is 10 years old, went to the hospital because the school nurse said my cousin did not have enough
carbs in his diet and he ended up in DKA!!! The law in each state is different but they state in Idaho that the school
can do whatever they want once the child steps onto school property. I totally disagree! I cannot believe this
kind of behavior is still going on today. School staff needs to be educated about different dietary and medical
requirements.

-Gina


Gina
I have never heard of someone suffering from DKA because of to many carbs.
Most of the time it's the lack of insulin that brings this on.

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post Jun 8 2009, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE(JohnG @ Jun 8 2009, 01:03 PM) *
Gina
I have never heard of someone suffering from DKA because of to many carbs.
Most of the time it's the lack of insulin that brings this on.

JohnG

John,
A type 1 needs the right about of insulin to compensate for the amount of carbs. If his carb intake was changed dramatically, and his insulin was not adjusted, he would, in effect, have a lack of ENOUGH insulin. I agree it would have to be a dramatic change, assuming he had some insulin in his body.
But if he is a pumper, then he has no long acting insulin, so having an extreme shortage of insulin delivered for the meal could cause DKA.

Gina,
Do you know if he's a pumper or not? If he's on Lantus, then I agree with John that DKA should not be caused by a single meal.

Linda


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post Jun 8 2009, 07:46 PM
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QUOTE(Linda B @ Jun 8 2009, 12:17 PM) *
John,
A type 1 needs the right about of insulin to compensate for the amount of carbs. If his carb intake was changed dramatically, and his insulin was not adjusted, he would, in effect, have a lack of ENOUGH insulin. I agree it would have to be a dramatic change, assuming he had some insulin in his body.
But if he is a pumper, then he has no long acting insulin, so having an extreme shortage of insulin delivered for the meal could cause DKA.

Gina,
Do you know if he's a pumper or not? If he's on Lantus, then I agree with John that DKA should not be caused by a single meal.

Linda


I guess it could happen.



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post Jun 8 2009, 11:08 PM
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QUOTE(JohnG @ Jun 8 2009, 01:03 PM) *
Gina
I have never heard of someone suffering from DKA because of to many carbs.
Most of the time it's the lack of insulin that brings this on.

JohnG


I agree, especially if you're on injections and have long acting insulin. I know that when I was on 2 injections a day (NPH/Regular) I rarely checked my BG and ate whatever I wanted. Didn't pay attention to carbs or anything. My BGs ran extremely high but I didn't end up in the hospital. A high BG does not necessarily equal DKA.


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post Aug 21 2009, 06:16 PM
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Hi,
I have had diabetes for almost 6 years now and last year i had a seizure at school on the blacktop right after lunch! (dont know how it happened) I am 11 and i love my animas 2020 my friend Marty likes his to!
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post Aug 21 2009, 06:40 PM
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QUOTE(Disneygirly @ Jun 8 2009, 09:24 AM) *
My cousin lives up in Idaho and the school nurse took it apon herself to make modifications to my cousins diet.
My cousin, who is 10 years old, went to the hospital because the school nurse said my cousin did not have enough
carbs in his diet and he ended up in DKA!!! The law in each state is different but they state in Idaho that the school
can do whatever they want once the child steps onto school property. I totally disagree! I cannot believe this
kind of behavior is still going on today. School staff needs to be educated about different dietary and medical
requirements.

-Gina


Sounds as if the nurse didn't want to have to deal with a kid who might go low, so she took it upon herself to make sure the kid was high. If I were the parents I'd speak with an attorney to see what rights, if any, are being abridged.


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We have been blessed as our school nurse went to the pump traing and is very active in pump managment and education.
Thanks Lisa!
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