Type 1 Diabetes Bill In The Works


A bill aimed at requiring schools to provide information about type 1 diabetes is moving forward. State Senator Richard Roth is responsible for introducing the legislation and says it’s important to educate young children suffering from it so they know what the symptoms are.



Senate Bill 138 was read a second time and amended yesterday and sent to the Appropriations Committee. The amendment requires the State Department of Education to provide information to parents or guardians of an incoming student who has type 1 diabetes, the disease which attacks the pancreas preventing it from producing insulin. Existing law already requires it for type 2 diabetes.