In a monumental victory for our kids, the California Supreme Court ruled on August 19, 2013 that California law permits trained school personnel to administer insulin to children with diabetes. That means children with diabetes will be able to get the care they need to be healthy and safe at school. This decision is the culmination of nearly eight years of hard work and persistence by the American Diabetes Association, and we are extremely pleased with the result.
With back to school time quickly approaching, parents of children with diabetes should have a plan in place to ensure their child is receiving the care they need at school and is treated fairly. The American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign fights to ensure all children with diabetes are medically safe at school and have the same educational opportunities as their classmates.
To learn more about how to keep your child safe at school, visit www.diabetes.org/sas or call 1-800-DIABETES.