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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: October 12, 2018 11:17 AM
From: Representative Maureen E. Madden
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Recognizing November 2018 as “National Diabetes Month”
In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution recognizing the month of November 2018 as “National Diabetes Month” in Pennsylvania.

As many of you may know, diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood sugar that results from an insufficient production of insulin in the body. Nearly 30.3 million Americans suffer from this disease that, when not properly managed, can lead to serious health complications including heart disease, limb amputation, and early death. Around 1.5 million new cases are diagnosed in the United States every year and it is currently the seventh leading cause of death in the country.

Despite the prevalence of diabetes, further research and greater awareness is needed to support this community. In order to advocate for those impacted by diabetes and promote the vision of a life free from its burdens, we must raise awareness and highlight efforts to educate the public. Please join me in supporting the millions of Americans living with diabetes and their ongoing search for a cure by recognizing the month of November 2018 as “National Diabetes Month” in Pennsylvania.

Thank you for your consideration.

Introduced as HR1170