Diabetes for The New York Times
BIRMINGHAM, AL – SEPTEMBER 10, 2015: Quintarius Monroe (center) speaks with Cornelius Mosley (right) as they break from football practice at Woodlawn High School. A type 1 diabetic, Monroe requires frequent blood sugar testing and supervision when self-administering insulin. When care from qualified personnel at his school in Center Point became unavailable, Monroe was forced to transfer several miles away from his locally zoned school to attend Woodlawn High School. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires schools to provide "reasonable accommodation" for students with medical conditions, but given that most failing public schools no longer retain school nurses, many schools cannot provide adequate care for their students.