02 Oct: Turner Bill To Enhance Diabetes Care For Students In Public Schools Signed Into Law

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chairwoman, Senator Shirley K. Turner, which will enhance diabetes care for public school students in New Jersey, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Corzine.

“Diabetes is a disease that can be controlled, but only through monitoring and proper treatment,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer. “For students living with diabetes, this becomes difficult, as parents are unavailable to help them control their disease during school hours, and, while some older students can manage the disease on their own, many younger students need assistance. Through this new law, parents will now be able to work with school health personnel to make sure that their kids get the care they need to manage their diabetes.”