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Safe at School Campaign Wins in Florida

Students in the Duval County, Fla., public schools are now safer, thanks to the efforts of a mom. For years, Tracy Milligan went to the neighborhood school every day to help her son, Jared, inject insulin to manage his type 1 diabetes. Otherwise, he would have had to transfer to a school with a nurse on staff. Milligan worked with the American Diabetes Association to educate school leaders about caring for kids with diabetes. In January, the school board reversed its policy of clustering children with diabetes at "diabetes schools." Now each school in the district must provide diabetes care to students, instead of forcing them to transfer or have their parents provide care. Visit diabetes.org/safeatschool for more information.



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