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Diabetes Month Photo a Day – Day 12

Day 12: Work

When you're 11 yrs old, school is your job!

When you’re 11 yrs old, school is your job!

When you are 11 yrs old, the only work you really have is school. My daughter checks her blood sugar before all tests at school. If her blood sugar is lower than 100 or higher than 250 she doesn’t take her tests. She will wait until her blood sugar is in this range to test. If she tests with a low or high blood sugar she cannot concentrate and she does badly on these tests.

After school, before starting on homework, she checks her blood sugar. If her blood sugar is low she has a snack before starting on her homework. If her blood sugar is high she will often take a break from school work until her blood sugar has come down enough for her to concentrate. One of her favorite ways to wait for her blood sugar to come down is by playing outside.