New bill would allow school faculty to administer insulin, glucagon


BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  (WIAT) — The Safe at Schools Act is working its way through the Alabama House of Representatives.

Currently, children with diabetes must be at a school with a full-time nurse, meaning some of them have to transfer.

The new bill would allow for volunteer faculty members to be trained to administer insulin and glucagon.

“These children, a lot of times, can treat themselves,” said Chris Christie. “When you’re having a diabetes crisis, you need help. So, really what we’re talking about is training adult volunteers so they are able to help the children when they have a need for help with their medication.”

If the act passes the Senate, the American Diabetes Association hopes to have it fully implemented by the 2015 school year.

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