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Live interview with Mike McCabe, Esq.: the legal side of diabetes in school

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Live interview with Mike McCabe, Esq.: the legal side of diabetes in school

Time: September 5, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: TuDiabetes homepage
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Event Type: live interview, videochat
Organized By: Emily Coles
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2013

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Mike McCabe, Esq. has been a true champion for Safe at School in California. In 2007 he brought the suit against the California Department of Education to allow children with diabetes to receive assistance with insulin administration from trained staff when a school nurse is not available. He won a landmark settlement which was appealed. Finally, at the end of May of this year, the California Supreme Court heard arguments on this case.

Just as he has from the start of this battle, Mike was instrumental in preparing the attorney representing the American Diabetes Association in the highest court in the state. Though the outcome will likely be unknown until August, it is very clear that Mike has shown tremendous leadership as a volunteer to ensure that children living with diabetes have their share of care and opportunities by taking this issue as far as possible in the California legal system.

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Comment by patrick's namaw on September 5, 2013 at 2:55pm

Where can i read the whole show? I just logged on it is nearly 3:00 in CA now.

Comment by Chris on September 5, 2013 at 1:34pm

Time difference is a problem for me - am 18 hours ahead of PDT

Comment by thisisbs on September 4, 2013 at 7:09pm

Wish I could listen in. This sounds particularly interesting to me, having been through some legal issues. In 1985/1986 ish my parents were involved in a law suit against the school system allowing me as a Type 1 to attend kindergarten. We were told by the school because I had "special needs", I could only attend the special education classes, even though I had no problems learning. In the process, 100's of others were found to be in a similar situation. While the lawsuit was underway, as a compromise, my mom had to attend school with me every day. The suit was eventually won after I had finished kindergarten, and I am so happy that as a result many more kids like myself could attend school and learn and open doors for life's opportunities! Not only did I finish grade K with no problem, I succeeded in school for years to come, graduating from two different universities. Not sure the special education track of study would have gotten where I am today.

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