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What are your patients most concerned about when it comes to going to school with diabetes?
Telling teachers and other students that they have diabetes.
 
Checking their blood glucose levels in public.
 
Having to give themselves insulin or take oral medications.
 
Experiencing a low blood sugar epsidose during class.
 
Eating healthy food during the day.
 
Watching their BG levels during exercise, such as gym class or recess.
 

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by Nicole Purcell
I have spent the past three days dealing with an evil stomach bug. Gastro issues, bloodsugar issues and a headache for the ages - along with a low grade fever - left me in bed trying (and mostly failing) to rest. I'm back at work today after two sick days, but still on slo-mo. Weird bloodsugars are always my "getting sick" miner's canary. Everyone knows what a miner's canary is, right? Back in the day, miners would keep a caged bird (often a canary) with them in the mine....