Mom’s ‘Diabetes Box’ Ensures Her Daughter Is Safe In All Her Classes
As summer comes to a close, most everyone with kids is getting in back-to-school mode. There’s the usual shopping for school supplies, new clothes, and for some with special needs, there are a few more crucial preparations. We’re talking life-saving measures.
That’s why one mom in Florida is making sure her kid is equipped with all she needs for her condition. Lauren Rowe’s daughter Leah, in 5th grade, has Type 1 diabetes. She posted her daughter’s “diabetes box” on Facebook and many are praising her brilliance.
That time of year again. Here is Leah's Diabetes Box! I put one in every classroom she goes to. It's great for substitutes. It has glucose tabs and snacks for high and low blood sugar. And the Nurse's box with the Glucagon pen is clearly marked. Please share with all of your friends who have kids with special needs!
“That time of year again. Here is Leah’s Diabetes Box!” she writes.
“I put one in every classroom she goes to.” She adds, “It’s great for substitutes.”
Rowe explains that it has glucose tabs and snacks for high and low blood sugar including juice boxes and crackers.
She also has nurse’s box with the glucagon pen clearly marked. For those not familiar with diabetes medical terms, glucagon is the opposite of insulin and is used to treat severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). It comes in prescription, injectable form for diabetes patients.
In the photos you’ll notice that on the left Rowe has a clear picture of her daughter, her daughter’s name, and teacher’s name. On the right, she gives explicit instructions.
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