Hope this ends well...

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I'm at the high school level. We're doing the "Krispy Kreme Challenge" today to raise money for the yearbook. It involves students running a mile, eating six Krispy Kreme donuts and then running another mile. I'll be handing out bags when they get their donuts so they don't puke on the football field. :lol2:

My concern: One of my diabetic students is doing it. His sugar could be all over the place- running 2 miles vs. eating six glazed Krispy Kreme donuts (PS- *drool*). I need to call him down and make sure he brings his glucometer with him and I'll bring the other supplies I have for him!

Jolie, BSN

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Who came up with this stupid idea?

Purple_Scrubs, BSN, RN

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No kidding! What is the point of it? I have never heard of anything like this. I'll be thinking about your student and hope it turns out well.

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traumaRUs, MSN, APRN

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I'd be wondering about the school's liability. Sounds stupid to me.

Aneroo, LPN

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Who came up with this stupid idea?

Several universities in the state have done them. One near where I went to school did one, but the actually ran to Krispy Kreme. :lol2:

Kicker- they changed it. It initially called for eating TWELVE donuts. :eek:

SchoolNurseBSN

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If it were me - I would recommend a no to this one!!! The diabatic student - a BIG NO!!!!!!!

Purple_Scrubs, BSN, RN

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I would have considered having the diabetic student and his parent (heck, maybe everyone participating) sign a liability waiver. I could see so many thing going terribly wrong with this!

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I cannot imagine the liability issues for the diabetic student...

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i have never heard of such a thing :coollook: sounds crazy to me !

praiser :heartbeat

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Spidey's mom, ADN, BSN, RN

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Wow, I attended a meeting with a philanthropic organization a couple of months ago that included local school nurses, public health nurses, etc., and they had managed to remove unhealthy snacks and drinks from the vending machines and one particular maddening thing (to them) was the selling of Cookie Dough Ice Cream for fundraising and they got rid of that too.

They would have a field day with this :coollook:

steph

edited to add . .... why do you have to raise money for the yearbook? Don't people buy them?

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I hope it all ends well too. There is no way I'll let my diabetic do this, now this sounds too risky. Perhaps he can eat something low in carbs like a grahm cracker but not a krispy creme donut. ( drooling too)

Aneroo, LPN

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Wow, I attended a meeting with a philanthropic organization a couple of months ago that included local school nurses, public health nurses, etc., and they had managed to remove unhealthy snacks and drinks from the vending machines and one particular maddening thing (to them) was the selling of Cookie Dough Ice Cream for fundraising and they got rid of that too.

They would have a field day with this :coollook:

steph

edited to add . .... why do you have to raise money for the yearbook? Don't people buy them?

There were not enough ad sales or senior page sales this year b/c of the economy. I think they're negative with their budget and need to make that up.

I will come up with something right quick. He's 18, pretty responsible when he wants to be.

Wanted to add- Not all students are doing this. There are only about 60 students running, and you have to sign up to do it. The others will watch and cheer.

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