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Hope this ends well...

Posted

Specializes in Cath Lab, OR, CPHN/SN, ER.

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

Specializes in Maternal - Child Health. Has 35 years experience.

Who came up with this stupid idea?

Purple_Scrubs, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

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.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

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

Aneroo, LPN

Specializes in Cath Lab, OR, CPHN/SN, ER.

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

Specializes in school nursing. Has 4 years experience.

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

Purple_Scrubs, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

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!

donsterRN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Cardiac Care. Has 10 years experience.

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

Keepstanding, ASN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

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

praiser :heartbeat

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?

NurseLoveJoy88, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience.

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

Specializes in Cath Lab, OR, CPHN/SN, ER.

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.

FireStarterRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Med/Surg, Peds, ICU, Tele. Has 15 years experience.

Somehow Krispie Kremes have wheedled there way into more fundraisers than you can shake a stick at. This whole harebrained scheme was probably cooked up by their promotion department. :rolleyes:

The thing that gets me is, the whole allure and delight of eating a Krispie Kreme is that they are hot, fresh, and melt in you mouth. What's so special about eating one of these donuts when it's not fresh? And eating one after another after running a mile sounds idiotic beyond comprehension.

Aneroo, LPN

Specializes in Cath Lab, OR, CPHN/SN, ER.

Somehow Krispie Kremes have wheedled there way into more fundraisers than you can shake a stick at. This whole harebrained scheme was probably cooked up by their promotion department. :rolleyes:

The thing that gets me is, the whole allure and delight of eating a Krispie Kreme is that they are hot, fresh, and melt in you mouth. What's so special about eating one of these donuts when it's not fresh? And eating one after another after running a mile sounds idiotic beyond comprehension.

Have you ever had a not fresh KK donut? *drool* Still almost perfect. :lol2:

In college, my dorm room faced Krispy Kreme. Seriously not even a quarter of a mile away. The hot now sign came on at 6am and 6pm. You could smell the sweetness in the dorm!

FireStarterRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Med/Surg, Peds, ICU, Tele. Has 15 years experience.

Yes, I've had a not fresh Krispie Kreme. They are nothing special :twocents:

My favorite donut is the granulated sugar kind, the others are just sickeningly sweet to my tastes. Just love granulated sugar donuts, although I generally avoid them for my ultimate well being... :lol2:

truern

Specializes in Telemetry & Obs.

Actually it's a big deal in Raleigh...although there is some barfing going down :D

Aneroo, LPN

Specializes in Cath Lab, OR, CPHN/SN, ER.

Yes, I've had a not fresh Krispie Kreme. They are nothing special :twocents:

Now that's just not American. :lol2:

Actually it's a big deal in Raleigh...although there is some barfing going down :D

:lol2: I think they did one in Greenville this year too. The teacher who does yearbook, her son went to NCSU, which is where the got the idea from.

I'm looking forward to it, but also secretly hoping it rains!

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