Some Ill. schools breaking medical law protecting young diabetics

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

One year ago, Doris Meaux and her husband learned their 10 year-old daughter Taccarra had diabetes.

โ€œWe cried. We cried for some days,โ€ Doris says.

They especially worried about their daughter when she was at school. Most days the school nurse was there. But on other days there was not.

That was alarming โ€“ and against the law.

Three years ago, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation requiring schools to always have someone in the buildings trained to care for a child with diabetes.

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