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Ask Me Anything > Lows at School


I have a question about how Arden handles her lows at school. I know that she tests in the classroom and let's you know the results but does she let the teacher know the results or just start drinking juice/eating? Also does she always use juice or does she ever eat different snacks? My last question is does she have any scheduled snacks she eats in the classroom?



September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Hi Laura!

It depends on how low... She was 61 the other day but it was three hours after insulin, so she drank a juice and we spoke again in ten minutes - we didn't tell the teacher. If that 61 was in a different situation I would have asked Arden to tell the teacher.

Arden also has a few fast acting foods in pre-measured bags that she can grab. The class has a snack time each day at 9:45.

Hope this helps! Anything else?


September 29, 2013 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

Hey Scott,

Thanks for the quick reply! I found your blog a few weeks ago and now I have started thinking that maybe your system would work for us! My son Jackson is eight and I feel like he has missed a lot of class time already this school year. Anything else I should know about your guys system? Thank you for blogging Arden's story it has helped me a lot.


September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Laura - I think that the best bit of information I could pass along is... I didn't know what I was doing when I started either. I just kept applying what I knew about Arden to the new plan and it turns out that there is no difference between managing at home and via text. I guess that's not totally true, there is one difference. When they are with you, there's a false sense of security :)

You are going to be great! Please let me know what you decide and how it goes.


September 30, 2013 | Registered CommenterScott Benner