What the new policy will mean for children with Type 1 diabetes in British Columbia public schools from a parent's perspective:
This truly is a monumental step by the B.C. provincial government, and hopefully other provinces in Canada will follow suit. There remains, however, alot of skepticsm by B.C. parents as to how exactly this new policy will be implemented. It has been indicated that public health nurses will be doing the Glucagon staff training (a logical choice as they handle Epi-pen staff training) but the insulin administration plans being tasked to an organization (Nursing Support Services) that had been so resistant to any change in the first place is quite frankly unsettling. The parents who advocated for the new policy will be watching to make sure that the Child Health B.C. guidelines are followed, and at least now we have direct recourse if that is the case.