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Diabetes and Policing

Alan Yatvin’s work insuring that police respond appropriately to persons with diabetes is highlighted in the January 2014 issue of the American Diabetes Association’s magazine, Diabetes Forecast.  Click here to read the story.

Court grants class certification in suit against New York Department of Education on behalf of students with diabetes.

On June 18, 2019, United States District Judge Nina Gershon, of the Eastern District of New York, certified a class defined as: All students with diabetes who are now or will be entitled to receive diabetes related care and attend New York City Department of Education schools. The case, M.F., et al. v. The New York…

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Yatvin co-counsels suit against New York Department of Education on behalf of students with diabetes.

Popper & Yatvin partner Alan L. Yatvin is serving as co-counsel in a federal class action lawsuit filed on November 1, 2018, alleging the New York City public schools routinely violate the rights of students with diabetes by denying them necessary services and even excluding them from some school activities altogether. Almost two months into another…

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Affordable Insulin Initiative Takes a Step Forward

In the June of 2016, the Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) asked Board Member Alan L. Yatvin to chair the ADA’s Insulin Access Workgroup to address the problem of access to affordable insulin.  Charged with helping to develop and inform ADA policy, the Workgroup was made up of members and officers of the…

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Insulin isn’t just a drug

Insulin isn’t just a drug. Insulin isn’t just a drug. It’s the difference between life and death for millions of people with diabetes—and it’s something they will need every day for the rest of their lives. When you or someone you love needs insulin and cannot afford it, the choices are scary. As the cost…

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Governor signs Pennsylvania School Diabetes Care Law

Popper & Yatvin partner Alan L. Yatvin, is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed legislation insuring the rights and safety of children with diabetes in Pennsylvania schools.  Alan is a Director of the American Diabetes Association and a former national chair of legal advocacy.  The Association’s press release appears below. American…

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Yatvin on Sirus XM’s Knowledge@Wharton

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 11am ET, Popper & Yatvin partner, Alan L. Yatvin, will be a guest on Knowledge@Wharton, a daily, call-in business interview program, broadcasting live on Sirius XM from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Alan will be speaking with host Dan Loney about the rights of children with…

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Diabetes Care in the School Setting: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association

Popper & Yatvin partner Alan L. Yatvin was a member of the writing group for Diabetes Care in the School Setting: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association, published in the journal Diabetes Care, October 2015 vol. 38 no. 10 1958-1963.

Yatvin quoted by The New York Times

Popper & Yatvin partner Alan L. Yatvin was quoted by The New York Times in an October 27, 2015, article: Many Schools Failing on Type 1 Diabetes Care.  The article highlights the failure of many schools to provide students with type 1 diabetes with the routine care they need, and the fact that often parents…

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Marissa’s Story

Four year old Marissa really needed a preschool.  Her mother, Evelyn, was struggling with intensive treatment for breast cancer and her father had a chronic, progressive disease that required him to use a wheelchair.   But Marissa was full of life and ready to get going on her education. She wanted to start preschool, but her…

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Yatvin gives Diabetes Safe at School Presentation

On March 28, 2015, Alan Yatvin presented at the Annual Conference of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Living Well with Diabetes: Now and in the Future. Alan’s session was entitled: Keeping Kids with Diabetes Safe at School.  Attendees included parents, children with diabetes, healthcare providers, advocates and even a…

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Yatvin named to Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association

Popper & Yatvin partner Alan L. Yatvin has been elected to a three year term as one of the 18 members of the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for…

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Care of Young Children With Diabetes in the Child Care Setting: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association

Popper & Yatvin partner Alan L. Yatvin was a member of the writing group for Care of Young Children With Diabetes in the Child Care Setting: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association, published September 23, 2014, in the journal Diabetes Care, October 2014 vol. 37 no. 10 2834-2842.((Diabetes Care is a journal intended…

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Yatvin gives written testimony before Senate Committee

On April 29, 2014, Alan Yatvin gave written testimony on behalf of the American Diabetes Association before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights on “Law Enforcement Responses to Disabled Americans: Promising Approaches for Protecting Public Safety.” The text of the written testimony appears below:

Training the Trainers at the NYPD: Yatvin speaks to police about diabetes issues

On behalf of the American Diabetes Association, Popper & Yatvin partner Alan Yatvin, along with Daniel Lorber, MD, presented a training on diabetes at the New York City Police Academy on January 31, 2014. The program, which was attended by 250 training sergeants, was to prepare for Command Level Training which the training sergeants will…

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Diabetes and Policing

Alan Yatvin\’s work insuring that police respond appropriately to persons with diabetes is highlighted in the January 2014 issue of the American Diabetes Association\’s magazine, Diabetes Forecast.  Click here to read the story.

California Supreme Court issues landmark decision on diabetes care in school

On August 12, 2013, the California Supreme Court decided the case of Amercan Nurses Association v. Torlakson, a case litigated by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) involving diabetes care in California public schools. (link to decision) The case came before the California Supreme Court after nearly eight years of litigation, which began with a class…

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Yatvin recognized for work with students with diabetes

The August issue of Diabetes Forecast profiles Alan Yatvin’s work on behalf of students with diabetes.  Click here to read the article.

Busy November

November has been a busy month for Popper & Yatvin.  On November 15th the Philadelphia Inquirer published Howard\’s OpEd on a police officer\’s cell-room tasering of a handcuffed youth in Colwyn, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  http://www.popperyatvin.com/Files/ColwynOpEd_16Nov12.pdf On November 24th the New Jersey Star-Ledger published Alan\’s OpEd on the need to train New Jersey police to recognize…

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