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Secondary school

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by Sparklez, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Sparklez

    Sparklez · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm starting secondary school in a few days and I went in for a day but I didn't know I had diabetes then so my tutor group doesn't know about me having diabetes. I don't know what to do - should I tell them or wait for my tutor to tell them as she knows? If you have any ideas could you tell me?


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    Alex101 · Member

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    Hey, I had the same problem when I started secondary im now year 13, the best thing to do is too tell your tutor and also tell your head of year (if you have one) then they should do the rest :)
     
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    faeoj · Well-Known Member

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    it depends if you are happy with people knowing then ask your teacher to tell them but if not then just keep it to yourself or a close friend! good luck x

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  4. Sparklez

    Sparklez · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you both!! I think I will wait for my tutor to tell them and if she doesn't i will tell them myself!! Thanks again x


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    hanadr · Expert

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    As a former secondary school teacher, I would advise you to ask your parents to inform the school's Special Needs Coordinator [SENCO]. He/she should have a file of all health matters to be given out to teachers. It will also have information on what tro do if something goes wrong e.g. a hypo. It's the responsibility of each teacher to know about any special need of the pupils in their care.
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  6. Sparklez

    Sparklez · Well-Known Member

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    OK thank you I will ask my mum and dad to check thanks again x x


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    DreamyyReemiiee · Member

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    Hello,
    I've just finished secondary school and just started college. I would recommend that you first of all, tell your friends/people you "hang out" with so they know about your condition and also instruct them in what they can do for you if your blood sugar does ever go low. As well as that, I would suggest you do the same thing as I did - Tell all of your teachers so they're aware and keep an eye on you in class just in case you have an hypo and take care of you and your needs

    Luckily for me, I didn't have to tell the teachers myself as we had an parents evening coming up and so my father told all of my teachers we met, but I still broke down into tears *sob sob* :( But after that, I would say that no teacher ever refused for me to go out of class if I ever got emotional, needed space/time or needed to go to the toilet or test out my blood sugar. I truly miss that school! :/
     
  8. Sparklez

    Sparklez · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Yeah my head of year said I have a special room to check my blood sugar in!! My friends are really supportive so thats good x


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    Hi. My son was diagnosed 1 month after he started year 7 last September. At first he didn't want to tell anyone, but his diabetes nurse had a meeting with his tutor and group leader and all staff were informed. His school have been great, he has a special room to inject in, but he is allowed to test wherever he feels comfortable. He was also assigned a class buddy to escort him for injections. Now he is happy telling all his friends, and they have been great, really supportive and very interested and intrigued. My son is very happy at school, and I hope you will be too x
     
  10. Sparklez

    Sparklez · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm really excited but at the moment a bit worried cause none of my tutor group knows I have diabetes x


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    the more that know the better.so that in emergancy someone will be there for you.
     
  12. Sparklez

    Sparklez · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I agree! My new school is massive - it's Ashcombe!! Nobody seemed to know apart from my head of year and the office people so I'll see if they tell them tomorrow and of not then I'll tell them the day after x x


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    ShaneIs13 · Newbie

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    Spark, don't reveal so soon, your teachers should know, because that can get you out of stuff, plus, only tell your best friends, who wont spread it, I'm in year 9 had it from year 7, don't worry, it will be fine.
     
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    Sparklez · Well-Known Member

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    ShaneIs13 · Newbie

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    Tell them when you're ready, some girls/boys will be nicer to you, like they do to me now, that I told a few of them.
     
  16. Sparklez

    Sparklez · Well-Known Member

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    I've made a few new friends and some of them know x x x


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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you've made some new friends! Good for you telling them, I bet they're just interested in your diabetes right? The more you educate them the more they will be able to help you if you ever need it :)
     
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    Yeah they are really interested and one wanted to inject me!! I said they weren't allowed because they didn't know what to do!!! X x


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    Yeah that's right, you should do your own injections so it's done properly. But if you don't mind them watching then you should let them, my friends watch all the time haha
     
  20. Sparklez

    Sparklez · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah my best friend comes with me all the time and some other friends come along x x x


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