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


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.

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube