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by BluebellRN BluebellRN, BSN (Member)

BluebellRN has 15 years experience as a BSN and works as a School Nurse.

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When do your students start carrying their meter instead of leaving it in the clinic? 

 

 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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When I have orders that say they're independent. Even then, I like to have a spare meter and supplies because they'll forget.

 

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BluebellRN has 15 years experience as a BSN and works as a School Nurse.

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I guess I was trying to figure out if there is a typical age or grade level that students get those orders. I realize it varies depending on the maturity of each kid as well. 

We're working on developing a lock down plan for our diabetics. Mine doesn't currently carry his meter, but I think he's able. Planning to reach out to his endo MD for their thoughts, and to see if we can get a back up meter. 

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Thankfully, mine are on the dexcom app, so I can monitor them throughout the day.  They are all also on the pump.  They keep their meters with them since it is connected with their pump. I also have a back up meter in my office for emergencies.  In the student pods, we have a designated spot with some juice and snacks for them in case of a lock down and they drop.

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Flare is a ASN, BSN and works as a School nurse firefighter.

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my t1d student is on a dexcom connected to her phone.  She offered to connect it to my phone to and remove her sister as a user, i guess they can only have so many monitoring so i told her it was unnecessary and that she could see me as often as she wanted to, call my office from a class if speed was an issue, etc, but that i felt it was more important for the family members to have full access.  Not to mention the gray area that i felt of having personal info about a student on my personal phone.  If it were a district provided phone, i may have felt different.

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience.

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My T1D is in second grade and has always carried his meter.  He keeps meter, ketone meter, all his supplies, including his glucagon pen and emergency glucose tabs in an insulated bag and it goes everywhere with him so I never have to worry about an emergency with him and him not having his stuff.  It works well for us.  He is so used to having it at all times he has never forgotten to bring it with him in the two years he has been here.

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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34 minutes ago, MHDNURSE said:

My T1D is in second grade and has always carried his meter.  He keeps meter, ketone meter, all his supplies, including his glucagon pen and emergency glucose tabs in an insulated bag and it goes everywhere with him so I never have to worry about an emergency with him and him not having his stuff.  It works well for us.  He is so used to having it at all times he has never forgotten to bring it with him in the two years he has been here.

WOW! That is a responsible young man!

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience.

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44 minutes ago, CanIcallmymom said:

WOW! That is a responsible young man!

Sadly, thank goodness.  Mom is challenging in terms of follow-through on things so I am so thankful that he has been so eager to be involved in his management.  He self tests and self injects too 🙂  Obviously I triple check everything but I love that he is so eager to grab the bull by the horns!

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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20 hours ago, BluebellRN said:

I guess I was trying to figure out if there is a typical age or grade level that students get those orders. I realize it varies depending on the maturity of each kid as well. 

We're working on developing a lock down plan for our diabetics. Mine doesn't currently carry his meter, but I think he's able. Planning to reach out to his endo MD for their thoughts, and to see if we can get a back up meter. 

Ay yi yi. Whelp...can the parent provide one to be kept in the room as well?

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