Pre-post Note: Joe does not get into trouble at school. This is an unusual event, where...in my opinion....the "low" trumped the reasoning for his visit to the Principal's Office.
My message to Joe throughout this ordeal was two-fold:
- Do not let anyone deny you access to sugar or to your supplies if you feel low. You may whip out your glucometer and do a check and have sugar anywhere. OR, you may walk out of your classroom and head to the Nurse.
- I know this one doesn't seem quite right...BUT...I said something like "Joe, this is an example why you have to be on your best behavior all.the.time. It will be easier for people to pick-up that you are "off" diabetes-wise, when there is an actual problem. Maybe not the right message.