With Mary and Jon out for the day, Jake had a full class all to himself. But he did a flawless job of keeping us under control and on track. I can tell why he's taking a gap year of medical school in pursuit of his M.Ed as well. The old saying "For those who do, teach; those who can't, teach." doesn't hold true for Jake. Based on the past two weeks, I'm confident he'll be a wonderful educator. In fact, being a teacher is one of the hardest jobs out there, but he makes it seem so easy. I just wish our schools had teachers like Jake.
Under his teaching, we drove further into diabetes. To make things clearer, Jake made a patient up as an example. Diagnosed with diabetes, Mrs. Perkins has been on a roller coaster to find the perfect medium for treating her condition. As a class, we were given the job of creating a treatment that would best fix her problems. With multiple scenarios, it took us a couple times to best cater to her needs. Based on what we've learned, we managed to come to a solution as a class. We were the problem solvers of Mrs. Perkins' case. Later, we experienced an aspect of Mrs. Perkins' life. As a class, we measured our blood sugar. Since I'm not a fan of shots, I didn't know what to expect. Luckily, it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. Instead, the anticipation is what got to me. But after four injections, my blood sugar level was 145 mg/dl. Initially, I was alarmed by the number. However, since I had breakfast not too long ago, I felt better. After experiencing one part of Mrs. Perkins' life, I'm grateful to no be diabetic. The woes and complications diabetes can lead to aren't fun. It's no walk in the ballpark, and I'm hoping to never set foot into that ballpark.
|Enjoying our las paletas in front of Hot & Cold.|
|Throwing up the VU sign for Vanderbilt University!|
|A complete view of the wall mural.|