Operating Insulin Pump Not Same as Injecting Drugs04/19/2010|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2011 When an Educational Assistant’s assignment was changed from helping to manage a student’s diabetes by monitoring her blood glucose level and then prescribing either a snack or increased activity to entering data into the student’s new insulin pump, the union grieved. The union alleged that the new assignment violated an express provision in the collective agreement prohibiting employees from administering medication by injection. An Educational Assistant (E.A.) at a primary school, L. E. was part of a team trained and assigned to help manage a kindergarten student’s diabetes. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.