Diabetes

Girl with diabetes banned from water slide because of insulin pump, mom claims

A 12-year-old girl was banned from a water slide because of her insulin pump, her mother claims
A 12-year-old girl was banned from a water slide because of her insulin pump, her mother claims (iStock)

A 12-year-old girl with Type 1 Diabetes says she was not permitted to ride the water slides at a public water park in Kettering because of the insulin pump attached to her body.

Mom Beth McBride claims the city of Kettering broke the law by violating the Americans With Disabilities Act, while city and waterpark officials are not yet commenting on the issue.

“She was in tears and upset, as she has every right to be, I mean she was discriminated against basically,” McBride told Fox 45.

She snapped a picture of daughter Alexis looking defeated right after she was denied a ride on one of the waterslides at the “adventure reef waterpark.”

12-year-old Alexis said a lifeguard told her the reason she could not ride was the insulin pump attached to her right hip.

“It was that one slide and that one lifeguard, that when I walked…