Articles on Police Response/Prison Issues
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Date: September, 2003
Topic of Article: Enough is Enough–Steve Rosen
Type of Police/Prison Case: Police Interrogations, Failure to Provide Medical Care
Numerous individuals over the years were not provided the diabetes supplies and care they needed to be safe in prison, whether during interrogations or later in detainment. A federal class action lawsuit - based on deliberate indifference to serious medical needs - resulted in an agreement where Philadelphia must now provide medical care.
Date of Article: January 2014
Topic of Article: First Responders, Diabetes Symptoms & Safety
Type of Police/Correctional Case: Educating First Responders to Spot Diabetes Symptoms
States: IN, MS, NM, PA, General
Legal Advocacy Volunteers – medical professionals, attorneys and other advocates – are helping to train first responders about how to recognize and care for people with diabetes. For example, Philadelphia police are now trained to identify and handle medical situations, including episodes of hypoglycemia. Training includes a video jointly produced with the American Diabetes Association. Outreach to law enforcement agencies in Indiana, Mississippi and New Mexico has, also, helped improve public safety, while increasing awareness of diabetes symptoms and care.