YMCA statement: Sept. 5, 2013
Posted September 10, 2013
For a number of years, the YMCA has regularly consulted medical experts to ensure that we take all appropriate steps to satisfy the current standards of care required to meet the needs of children in our programs.
We realize the appropriate medical approaches and protocols in certain areas, such as Type 1 diabetes, are ever evolving and must be periodically revisited.
For the past several years, our protocol for dealing with Type 1 diabetes emergencies has been to administer cake icing by mouth and to call 911 for emergency assistance.
Currently, we are reviewing other ways we may safely and effectively address the emergency medical issues of children with Type 1 diabetes. Specifically, we are reviewing issues pertaining to injections, staff training, legal and logistical requirements.
Yesterday, we initiated attempts to meet with Mr. Bruce Hatcher. We hope we can resolve his son’s situation amicably.