Testing in classroom or Nurse's station?

Was wondering if your child tests in the classroom or at the nurse's station and what grade level???

I am trying to get  a feel for this- because my 3rd grader wants to be so independent and do it in the classroom because she hates to go to the nurse's station because she has to wait soooo long for them to get off the phone, etc.... by the way our nurse's are wonderful and she loves them because they spoil her, but she is a little frustrated that she has to wait so long sometimes for them to get her stuff out of the locked cabinet,etc.... and she misses class time or recess.

As this new school year starts, I am still having her go to them but am trying to come up with some new strategies or thinking ahead of what age will she be able to do it herself.

Honestly, she can do it already- in terms she knows how to scroll in bloodsugar and knows her morning snack is always 13 grams gogurt-and she totally tests on her own and knows how many glucose tablets to eat for certain levels.etc.... but she is too little to not have supervision- but please advise on how and at what age your kids are doing independent things.

My daughter does everything herself in the classroom with the teacher or aide shadowing her to make sure she enters her numbers into her pump right. She is not quite 5 and just started 4K. She has been T1 for a little over a year now and wants to do everything herself. At first when she was at daycare they would take her into the office for testing and stuff and she would come home and cry because it made her feel different. As a parent, I told daycare and school that I will set the rules according to what Courtney and I want, not them.I had to put it in writing for both the school and daycare giving them permission to just shadow her, but this is working great for us. It helps that I also have a pump and Courtney has known nothing other than mommy has a pump so I think this helped her feel comfortable with it. If your daughter already understands most of it, see if the teacher will just shadow her and let her do things herself.

courtneys teacher also keeps the supplies in a cabinet in the room where the kids can't reach it, so very little time is spent getting things out. I told them they had to have the supplies in the room just incase Courtney does not feel a low until she is 40, which has happened at daycare a few times. They understood and were more than willing to come up with a solution. My last advice would be to let the school know that this is your daughters disease and something she will have to live with for the rest of her life. As her mom, you'd much rather have her understanding it at a young age and taking some accountability for it. I think doing that has made Courtney feel like a big girl and she understands that diabetes should always be in the back of her mind. Of course only being 4 it seems to slip her thoughts, but that is what mom's are for right?


Good Luck!


Hi laura my son is 6 years old in the first grade.Last year he use to go to the nurses office to get his bs checked but after a while he began complaining that it was taking to long and he hated leaving the class room,So the nurse and I decided tat it would be better for her to go to his class room and let him decide if he wanted to come out to the hall or go to the back of the class room the decision was always left to him and it made him happy and he didnt miss out on anything that the class was working on,This year we continued with the same routine The nurse placed a small desk in front of his class room pokes her head it at the time he needs to get his bg checked he steps out does it on his own while she shadows him then heads back into the class.Hope this gives you some ideas good luck.         

Hi Laura, I am glad that we have the same issue. My son is also in third grade. He wears a pump and he's very independent when it comes to managing his condition. The problem is, the nurse and the school still prefers him to do everything in the office clinic just so they can document everything and ensure that he is given the right treatment. They've assigned a special ed. teacher who shadows and tend to his checking and treatment.

We both feel that he is old enough to do his routine by himself. What I am going to do is talk to his teacher, and the nurse once again to convince them on letting him do his checking  in the class room by the corner table. I will let you know how it goes..

Knicko's mom