Alabama Safe at School Victory

We did it!

The hard work of Alabama Diabetes Advocates led to Senate Bill 57 was signed by Governor Robert Bentley. SB 57 will make a huge difference in children’s lives.

Alabama law now allows school employees to volunteer to be trained to help children with diabetes with essential care tasks, including administering insulin and glucagon. The new law also ends the practice in some Alabama school districts of requiring children with diabetes to transfer to schools away from family and friends simply because they have diabetes. Now, Alabama children with diabetes can be safe at school.

Special thanks to Senator Jabo Waggoner, Representative Ron Johnson and Governor Bentley for their leadership on this important issue.

The work of the advocates will lead to better, safer and fairer school environment for Alabama students with diabetes.