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Teacher mistakes insulin pump for cell phone By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published by news-press.com on October 5, 2005 CLERMONT-A substitute teacher pulled out a student's insulin pump after... Read More

  1. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from bergren
    Teacher mistakes insulin pump for cell phone

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Published by news-press.com on October 5, 2005

    CLERMONT-A substitute teacher pulled out a student's insulin pump after mistaking it for a cell phone, officials said. Cliffton Hassam told East Ridge High School officials that his insulin pump began beeping in class Friday

    http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs..../51005005/1075
    My son uses an insulin pump and I would be LIVID if something like this happened to him. The teachers should be inserviced whenever there is a student with diabetes in their class, however, this was a substitute teacher. Perhaps there should be a requirement that subs go through this education before they can teach in the school system. There should also be extra supplies at the school so pump sets can be changed and/or subQ injections given to maintain glycemic control.

    I find this situation very interesting in light of the fact that the American Teachers Federation has decided that teachers should not in any way be responsible for medical care. Fine, but they should at least be educated on the situation. And there should be a nurse around.
  2. by   Hairstylingnurse
    This is my local paper. It is delivered to my driveway 7 days a week and I had to come to allnurses to see it:chuckle . That is sooo crazy. I don't see where that teacher had the right to grab anything other than a weapon off a student. If the kid supposedly had a cell phone then send him to the office. No one has the right to put their hands on another person unless it is in self defense. :imbar P.s. I'm hopefully going to be getting a pump in apri; for my diabetes that seems to run rampid. I hope it is as good as people say it is.
    Last edit by Hairstylingnurse on Oct 20, '05

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