Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
September 30, 2003
School and Daycare
Question from Dublin, Ohio, USA:
School bus drivers are not required to give glucagon (nor are they comfortable with that, I'm sure). They don't keep a meter on the bus, so treatment would be based on my son "feeling low." What is the best information to give to school bus drivers? What is the best treatment to store on the bus?
In the days before glucose monitoring was available, we used to just treat the symptoms. My best advice would be to provide them with a list of your son’s symptoms of hypoglycemia and ask them to give him something should these occur. I would keep things like three-ounce juice boxes, glucose tablets, and packages of peanut butter and crackers on the bus. A small card with symptoms listed and appropriate amounts of carb to be given should do the trick! You can always correct a high (should it occur) later. Better to be safe than sorry.