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"Utah School Accused Of Barring Boy Over Diabetes Treatment Dispute"

  • CBS News
  • New York, NY
  • (September 26, 2019)

A family in Utah has filed a lawsuit arguing that the school district is preventing their son from going back to school after a disagreement about his diabetes treatment plan. Diagnosed before age two, he requires up to eight insulin injections a day. According to “We are seeing an increased number of these cases in schools," said Deena Adimoolam, MD, assistant professor of endocrinology, diabetes and bone disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She added, “It is a 24-hour, 7-day a week illness that requires self-care and management. The needs of these kids need to be taken care of all day long in order to be successful with their disease.”

— Deena Adimoolam, MD, Assistant Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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