Am trying to get some feedback on this.
School starts in 2 days and tomorrow I am going to meet with my child's teacher.
Julia wants to test for her morning snack in the classroom right at recess rather than walking to the nurse's station because it takes so long and keeps on insisting she can do it herself.
She is going into 3rd grade and is on a pump for the last 3 years and I think she really can do this herself, but a little nervous not having the nurse overlook it- Julia never makes a mistake, but it is just the parental thing. Her morning snack is super simple and I made up a simple instruction sheet that outlines bloodsugar ranges that might cause her to not take insulin for her gogurt at recess. She and I have been practicing and she gets it right everytime. I would have it in her box with her tester in the classroom so the teacher can oversee it.
I don't even know if the school will let her test in the classroom because she has always done it at the nurse's station.
I want to give Julia this independence because she is responsible and wants to manage it, but is she too young???
I got it at age 17 do don't know???
So want to poll you guys for you to let me know how old you were when you were more independent.
What do you think?? I know this is just everyone's opinion, but want to hear from you to get an idea on whether I should let her do this on her own with all the adults around her knowing the guidelines.
Please advise- I posted this in another group (parents of T1's and only got one response) they are having their 5 year old do it in the classroom with teacher overseeing rather than going to nurse's station.
I would value your guys input on this as tomorrow I need to meet with the staff.