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Parents Rally For Kids With Diabetes

Posted June 27, 2002

— Many parents who have children with diabetes are demanding better care at school.

Wednesday, hundreds of people rallied at the state Capitol in support of the Care for School Children with Diabetes Act.

If passed, the bill would allow students with diabetes to carry their medical supplies in their bookbags, check their blood-sugar levels in class and require schools to have two trained adults to help them.

Parents said it would help knowing their kids are getting good care at school.

"If there's not adequate health care for him at school, it can be a life or death issue, and so as a parent, it is very scary to let your child go under those circumstances," said a parent at the rally.

Supporters of the bill hope it will be in place before traditional schools start in the fall.


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