Diabetes Bloopers – “Do you have to go?” | #dblogweek

Background – This happened at the beginning of the school year last year. We started the year with a new nurse and a new protocol regarding Caleb’s diabetes. All of Caleb’s teachers were on high alert. For a couple of weeks in a row, Caleb had to check his blood sugar during art class due to feeling low. The event he writes about happened shortly thereafter.

One day at school when I was in art, I raised my hand and my teacher, Miss P, asked, “Do you have to go??”  I said, “ Yes.”  Miss P called Mrs. M, the nurse, and told me to check my blood sugar. My blood sugar was fine so Miss P sent me to Mrs. M’s office. I did what I was told.

When I got to Mrs. M’s office, Mrs. M was confused. She looked at my blood sugars and was about to ask me to check again when I told her all I had to do was GO to the bathroom.


Poor Miss P was trying her hardest to be quick to address any issues Caleb had. Her unfortunate choice of words, “Do you have to go?” had dual meaning in this case. This time, he did NOT have to go to the nurse, just the regular old bathroom.

25 Replies to “Diabetes Bloopers – “Do you have to go?” | #dblogweek”

  1. I love it. Everyone was a little confused. And what a sweet boy to just go along. I DID like, however, that they all were on high alert for C . . . that’s priceless.

  2. I can just see him going through the motions, following directions like a good student…all the while, holding it and wondering when he was going to get to the bathroom! HA HA HA HA!!!!

  3. I love a kid that does what they’re told…. even if it means they might wet their pants. Way to go Caleb!

  4. Caleb – moments like these you learn to use emphasis… I have to G-O-ooo. vs. I have to go. Too funny! Thank you for sharing this.

  5. From Caleb:
    You all made me laugh! Thanks for the comments everyone. It’s a funny memory for me.

  6. When I was in school we raised our hand with one finger up if we wanted to sharpen our pencil and two fingers if we had to go to the bathroom. I don’t know why we didn’t think of it as going #1 or #2 – if you know what I mean! 😉

  7. lol..in 5 seconds this kid must go! (think of Js letter) heehee

    good one Caleb!

  8. HAHAH this is amazing. Since I was 15 the nurse at school told me I had to check only in her office and I laughed at her. She wasn’t even a nurse, just a volunteer mom, which is fine…but sorry I am NOT leaving class to go check! I always hated having to ask to go the bathroom too. Makes no sense to me! lol your poor kid!

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