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Being at School in the 60s T1

Discussion in 'Diabetes in School' started by HOBIE, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. HOBIE

    HOBIE Well-Known Member

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    Not like today ? ;)
     
  2. HOBIE

    HOBIE Well-Known Member

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    It was a bit frightening at times as others where not surviving. Life has changed for the best :cool:
     
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  3. Hannah DUK

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    Yes - I imagine things have come a long way! Great to know that we can continue to drive improvements and ensure that children with T1 are getting the best possible care in school.:)
     
  4. HOBIE

    HOBIE Well-Known Member

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    Yes it was very hard in the 60s. The Medical & NHS have done great things :cool:
     
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  5. VICTOR HILL

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    great to hear 1960 i lived in a london LCC HOME and to a school in sherpards bush addison sec modern only peaple i knew that helped me then was my school chums , and was involved in a srap once in school yard came out on top, was going to be reported to the HEAD MASTER but he never did .
    insulin in morning then back at the home in the evening sugar cubes as a back up .
    do not rember going low but all teachers were aware but were told to ring the home or get a doc fast ,
    we just had to join in all games footy pe ect yes was hard but i did have a diabetic mate at school we looked out for each other
    we did not have blood meters or blood sugars reading only pee results brillant but tough Hobie YOUR STILL ABOUT .
    LIKE ME 62 YEARS ON INSULIN TODAY
    VIC HILL SUFFOLK
     
  6. HOBIE

    HOBIE Well-Known Member

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    Happy D day Victor ! :cool:. Very cool ! Please keep at it ;)
     
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  7. Bronco Billy

    Bronco Billy Moderator

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    Hi Hobie. You might be encouraged to see how things have changed. Yes, I have seen and dealt with the bad, but I also know that, on the whole, teachers want to help the children in their care and will often go above and beyond to do so. There is also legislation and statutory guidance which gives children with diabetes some protection.
     
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  8. Pumper_Sue

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    I can honestly say I never had a problem in any of the schools I went to. I was treated exactly the same as all the other children except for breaktime when I was allowed a biscuit with the milk ration. Senior school I was expected to participate in all school sporting activities and did rather well playing hockey and cross country running. (not at the same time) All this was before home blood testing came available in the early 80's.

    Mum used to check my emergency kit before I left for school (2 sugar lumps) in a little tube. There was also glucose kept in the headmasters office just in case I went too low.
     
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  9. HOBIE

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    You deserve a BADGE for that Victor :cool:
     
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  10. Dave W

    Dave W Well-Known Member

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    It’s a shame that more parents and the public in general are not aware about just how far the vast majority of teachers go to support children with health issues. I was taking to our daughter who is a Principal Guidance Teacher a couple of days ago and she related an incident about a young boy who had a self-inflicted hypo which resulted in an ambulance and hospitalisation. Managing the incident almost resulted in our daughter, who is registered blind, missing a hospital appointment. Other members of staff were involved too, but it took our wee lass to get the situation resolved.
    Her school, in a deprived city area, is remarkable for the care the staff give to children with health and social issues. There’s a new pupil who has heart problems and now the staff all carry mobile phones so they can call 999 for an ambulance if his heart stops and the school is also thinking about raising funds for a defibrillator.
     
  11. HOBIE

    HOBIE Well-Known Member

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    I have never heard of a "Self inflicted Hypo" ? It is a shame more people don't understand Dave W.
     
  12. Dave W

    Dave W Well-Known Member

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    To cut a longer story short - The young boy was supposed to be injecting insulin but wasn't doing it as he knew that if he became ill he'd end up in hospital, and in his domestic situation hospital was preferable to his home.
     
  13. Northerner

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    I suspect you meant to say 'hyper' in that case Dave, not injecting insulin would lead fairly rapidly to a very high blood sugar in a Type 1 child :( Awful that he felt the need to self-harm in this way, well done to your daughter for helping :)
     
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  14. Dave W

    Dave W Well-Known Member

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    Yes you're correct! My bad. :)
     
  15. HOBIE

    HOBIE Well-Known Member

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    :cool::cool::cool:
     
  16. Pumper_Sue

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    Oh it happens I can assure you.
    There was a 10 year old on another forum who wanted to eat sweets galore so he deliberately used his pump on the prime tubing mode so it didn't show in the stats that he had bloused insulin. It was only discovered when the uncle was blaming the pump for malfunctioning and emptying all this insulin into his nephew. I pointed out that the pump being used could not actually do as he was saying unless the user went through the sequence to fill the tubing and it also seemed rather odd the problem only happened when he came home from school on the bus.
     
  17. HOBIE

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    As I have said I have never heard of "self inflicted hypos". It has never come into my head at all. ;)
     
  18. VICTOR HILL

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    morning HOBIE
    friday last week i retuned to old home in kings street Hammersmith GOT TO GO IN THE YARD and also rec room
    what did
    it feel like how the heck did i last 62 years on insulin .
    then it was simple 10 carbs diet wee test Trolley bus s no mobile phones
    just to well done ,to all the modern Treatment AND people just all the dedication by them .have a good day vic
     
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  19. Hepato-pancreato

    Hepato-pancreato Well-Known Member

    Self inflicted hypos yes i’ve Heard of them. Suicide by insulin,deliberate insulin overdose.
    You are entitled to the Robert lawrence medal. For being on insulin for 60 years.
    Don’t know how you apply it’s on the website about the medals you can get.
    Hope you get the biggie the H.G.Wells medal 80 years on insulin.
     
  20. HOBIE

    HOBIE Well-Known Member

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    Well well done Victor. You know what's coming when the nurse says " sharp scratch" :D;)
     

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