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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: October 26, 2021 02:02 PM
From: Senator Scott Martin
To: All Senate members
Subject: Recognizing November 14, 2021 as "World Diabetes Day"
In the near future, I will be reintroducing a resolution to recognize November 14, 2021 as “World Diabetes Day” in Pennsylvania.
“World Diabetes Day” was first celebrated in 1991 and was recognized by organizations such as the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in order to help raise awareness of the growing rate of diabetes in the world. Since then, “World Diabetes Day” has become an officially observed by the United Nations as this chronic disease has become more prevalent worldwide.
According to the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 34.2 million people in the United States with the disease and approximately 1.4 million new cases are diagnosed in the United States each year. Estimates suggest that approximately 7.3 million people have gone undiagnosed. 
In 2017, diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and contributed to 3,652 deaths in Pennsylvania in 2019.  Although there is no known cure for diabetes, the risk of being diagnosed can be reduced through a healthy diet, physical activity, and the use of prescribed medication.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this resolution and help to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to help mitigate this disease.

Introduced as SR204