September 5, 2002
Students with diabetes don't have to wait to see a school nurse before they can take their medicine anymore. Thursday, North Carolina Governor Mike Easley signed a bill into law allowing students to take their medication anywhere at school. The law allows diabetic students to carry their medical supplies with them while at school. They can maintain their blood sugar with snacks or use a hypodermic syringe. Schools say they will monitor each situation on an individual basis.
The board of education has until January to make sure the new law is implemented in the schools.