California School Litigation
Since 2005, the American Diabetes Association has been involved in a lawsuit to ensure that children in California get the care the diabetes care in the classroom they need. In August of 2013, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling supporting students with diabetes.
The Court overturned a decision of the California Court of Appeal involving the access of children with diabetes to insulin while at school, and ruled that state law permits school personnel who are not nurses to help children with diabetes by administering needed insulin to those who cannot self-administer.
Resources for California Families
Specific information for families of children with diabetes in California schools. (PDF) (Also available in Spanish)
Important Information for Parents/Guardians of California Students with Diabetes. (PDF) (Also available in Spanish)