I remember talking with the school nurse and another type 1 back in middle school, when I didn't have a pump. I was asking her about her pump and what she thought of it. She had just moved to my area and started schooling with me at my school and so she had stories from her other school. She told me there was this one time when she was walking down the hallway with her pump on her belt and the reminder alarm went off just as she was passing a teacher and the teacher turns around and grabs the pump off of her belt and says "there are no cell phones in school" and this taking of the pump ripped out her site. She told me her mother flipped out at this teacher when she came to drop off site changing supplies at her school. If I were her I wouldn't have waited for my mom I would have been livid.
my one t1 friend used to have a pump in high school and she said the same thing happened to her except I think it was the principle and he thought it was a pager or something. luckily nothing like this has happened to me, but thats probably because my pump is always in my pocket.
I think a lot of school personnel get overzealous when it comes to enforcing rules. Hopefully they will approach things a bit more calmly in the future.
i am new to the pump but all my teachers know i am a diabetic, including teachers i dont have. so i dont have to worry. sometimes a teacher thinks its an mp3 player and im like, its attached to me, its my insulin pump. then they feel stupid and walk away so i can get back to work.
[quote user="Greg Borkman"]
I remember talking with the school nurse and another type 1 back in middle school, when I didn't have a pump. I was asking her about her pump and what she thought of it. She had just moved to my area and started schooling with me at my school and so she had stories from her other school. She told me there was this one time when she was walking down the hallway with her pump on her belt and the reminder alarm went off just as she was passing a teacher and the teacher turns around and grabs the pump off of her belt and says "there are no cell phones in school" and this taking of the pump ripped out her site. She told me her mother flipped out at this teacher when she came to drop off site changing supplies at her school. If I were her I wouldn't have waited for my mom I would have been livid.[/quote]
OMG thats horrible! they should have reported it to the principal, atleast gotten the teacher fired.
When I was in high school, there was this guy, he was a little off. He asked me if my pump was an ipod. I decided to have some fun with it so I told him "yeah, it is" he then proceeded to ask to see it and I told him he couldn't because it was attached and powered by my pulse. He believed me.
Greg,I was watching ghost hunters when you first posted this.I looked at the computer to see this title.So glad there was no ghost in your story ! :)
in my italian class my pump beeped and she said who ever's cell phone it is turn it off now. everyone was staring at me
in my spanish class my teacher almost took my pump away from me. i was bolusing and she evidently thought i was texting on my phone.
another story: i was walking in the hallway to one of my classes and someone came up and grabbed my tubing and ripped out my site! the *long chain of curse words* idiot!
I haven't been on the pump for a while, so I'm wondering ... wouldn't that hurt like h*ll to have your site ripped out? I would think my loud screaming would alert the teacher that there had been a problem!
My pump wire sometimes gets caught on door knobs and gets ripped out. It is more surprising than something that actually hurts. Oh- and the story about teachers yelling at me for having a "cell phone" has happened so many times- they always feel really bad when they find out the truth.
I've never had a site ripped out either but it sounds horrible. All the teachers know I have diabetes, too...but my tubing has gotten caught on things.
That sounds so scary! I've never had a person pull out my pump site, but I can imagine it was painful.
I can kind of relate. Here's my pump horror story:
During college I was at a small concert dancing along to the music when I felt a tug at my side. Before I realized what was happening, I was being dragged out the door! Turns out my pump cord had gotten caught on the jacket button of a girl who was leaving - so she unknowingly took me with her.
It a was very painful experience. As I was being yanked out the door by my pump I bumped into a person or two and got beer spilled all over me. :-( Not fun at all - plus I had to end the night early to go home and insert a new infusion set.
Stephanie, I love your story! I'm laughing out loud here at the computer.
When I was on the pump, I mostly just caught the tubing on doorknobs, so never very painful. Once a 2 year old on the autism spectrum I was working with tried to chew on the tubing, but I caught him in time. That's why I could never have a desk job -- my job is always unpredictable. (:
my cats like to chew on the tubing. Somethimes they chew right through it and I wake up with bits of tube in my bed. Luckily I often just change the site part, so I have lots of extra tubes I can use when this happens
I am now 14 and have been on the pump for about 5 years there was only one time that I can remaber is. When I was 9 (I think) i was sick and home from school. I got up and I dont not kown Before i kown i want downstair's. I go to check my pump and i see it was ripped out i did not kown but i thought that happened in the night when i was sleeping
that is the only time that that has happpend but the story's that i have read about are hilarity
Riding in a raft down a river and when lunch time came, the infusion set was dangling from my waistband. Time for the needle the rest of the trip. From then on I carry a backup infusion set.
This made my day. 8)
Still not on the pump, but I'm pretty sure if a teacher grabbed one and ripped a site out, I'd be rather pissed to say the least.
I have been cold called in class because I was looking down to test my blood sugar and the teacher thought I was not paying attention. Also have been called out while walking out of the room because I didn't feel well.
i've definitely told people that it's my mp3 player, and "i feel the music through my site, man."
Wearing a dress and an insulin pump is always an adventure with me. For my friend's wedding, I bought a halter style dress that wouldn't allow me to put the pump in my bra, like I had done with previous dresses. So I ordered the thigh holster and was going to use that. However I left the holster at home when I travelled out of town for the wedding. My friends and I improvised-and braided yarn to go around my waist, around my thigh, connecting both of them to a little bag my friend had. It worked-when I wasn't moving. Needless to say, the pump hit the dance floor a few times that night...