There is no policy to cover Type 1 Diabetes care while in school. Children are being denied education and proper health care due to this. Some children have been removed from school. There have been three laws created after a child's death at school;
Parents of Type 1 children have quit their jobs to provide proper medical care during school hours. This puts enormous stress on the whole family, on top of dealing with a life threatening disease; and
Each school board is making their own policies, if any, and these do not promise any care, or response in a Diabetic emergency. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and Ophea have submitted suggestions to Government over the years that would help our children greatly. We need a policy before we need another law with a child's name attached to it.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to put into place a standard Type 1 Diabetes care policy, for all schools, by following suggestions made by CDA, JDRF, and Ophea.
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