Ready for School

(eouwinga) #1

I am wondering how you or your child carry around diabetes supplies at school? Do you leave them in your locker or carry them with you at all times? My 10 year old carries a CARQI Sling Bag. I just found out that she is embarrassed by it. But, I know it’s important to at least have her tester and some type of candy with her if she feels low on the other side of the school. Any thoughts?

She is on an insulin pen so she has her pen, tips, tester and Starburst with her in her bag.

(BookwormNerd13) #2

I’ve had T1D since I was 7. For the first few years I just kept the supplies in my desk since I didn’t have to switch classrooms at all; once I started taking advanced classes where I had to move from place to place, I bought a cute patterned purse (LeSportSac is my favorite brand, but there are many others of course) and kept my supplies there. It helps to carry other little things in the purse too–maybe lip gloss or even some candy to share with friends–so it’s less “noticeable”.

(Wendy Spencer) #3

Hi. My daughter, 15, carries her supplies in a lunch box size cooler sling bag. Lots of kids use them at her school to carry their lunch in, so she doesn’t feel so different. But at junior school, the bag did make her more noticeable, so we made it fun - bright pink. She also uses pens, and refuses a cgm, so having her kit on her at all times is essential. We found an Apollo Walker when we were in the UK recently. It looks like a pencil case and can carry insulin pens and the Hypo kit and testing kit.( Lots of pics if you google it.) We haven’t put it to use yet, but it would be much less obtrusive. I hope you find a solution for your daughter. All the best.

(Gina) #4

Her tester and fast acting carbs are essential. She can leave the rest in her locker. :blush: