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.

“We cried. We cried for some days,” 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 – 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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