Children with type 1 diabetes can’t go to public school
Woah, hold on. I know that this statement is obviously an enormous, ignorant lie. You know that this statement is obviously an enormous, ignorant lie. But some school officials in the U.S. DO NOT think this is an enormous, ignorant, lie. Actually, they think it’s completely reasonable and are ignoring federally regulated protocol by refusing to provide care for children with type 1 diabetes.
What am I talking about? An article in today’s New York Times reported that in some U.S. states children with T1D are being denied access to public school, field trips, or physical activities because school officials basically do not want to deal with the “risks” associated with the disease.
Perhaps the most jarring quote in the article is this one:
“Parents have been told no school employee is willing to inject lifesaving glucagon even if their child falls unconscious.“
In other words, there are schools in the U.S. that would rather have a child DIE on their premises than provide them with proper care for their completely manageable disease.
I’m not usually one to throw about this type of terminology, but I CAN’T EVEN right now.