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So brave with all she has to deal with

A matron speaks about how impressed she is with an 11-year-old girl she looks after at school and how she copes so well with all her medications.

She is brilliant with her meds and so brave

School matron

I am 'matron' at an independent school and look after a young lady (11 years old) diagnosed with Type 1 last March. She is brilliant with her meds and so brave with all she has to deal with.

Initially she was having injections and in September changed to a pump which has transformed her life. She has just had her first week of exams which she took in the learning support classroom. Mum and I thought it less disruptive if she was hypo or hyper and the atmosphere is a bit less formal.

She was reassured that she could have extra time if needed. Only one hyper on day two and she was fine for the rest of the week.

We fly to Scotland on Monday for a week's residential trip with the school.  I am going to look after her as she didn't want Mum there. We are going to remote NW Scotland and participating in outdoor activities all week - camping, climbing, kayaking and outdoor skills, as well as the flight (she is terrified of flying) so should be an adventure!

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