National Diabetes Month, 2007, 62557-62558 [07-5548]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 213 / Monday, November 5, 2007 / Presidential Documents 62557 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8201 of October 31, 2007 National Diabetes Month, 2007 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Diabetes is a debilitating disease that affects millions of Americans of all ages and all walks of life. National Diabetes Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about risk factors, prevention, and treatment of this serious disease. Diabetes is a chronic illness that leaves the body unable to produce or properly use insulin to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. The two most common forms of the disease that affect our citizens are Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes, is usually diagnosed in children and young adults who are unable to produce insulin and require daily medication. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, is often attributed to lifestyle risk factors and can be controlled by a modified diet, regular physical activity, and medication. Americans can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease by maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits, and consulting with a doctor about diabetes testing. My Administration is committed to providing better care for people living with diabetes and furthering efforts to find a cure. We have supported research initiatives and education programs that encourage healthy living, and we have also modified Medicare coverage to include diabetes screenings. This year, the National Institutes of Health estimates that more than $1 billion will be spent on diabetes research. By working together, we can help identify problems early, manage them before they grow worse, and help ensure more Americans live longer, healthier lives. Throughout National Diabetes Month, we recognize the medical professionals, scientists, researchers, and all those whose efforts have made a positive difference in the fight against diabetes. By raising public awareness, we can help combat the effects of diabetes in our society and bring hope to children and families living with this disease. gechino on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2007 as National Diabetes Month. I call upon all Americans to learn more about the risk factors and symptoms associated with diabetes and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:12 Nov 02, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD1.SGM 05NOD1 62558 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 213 / Monday, November 5, 2007 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-second. [FR Doc. 07–5548 Filed 11–2–07; 8:53 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:12 Nov 02, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD1.SGM 05NOD1 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> gechino on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 213 (Monday, November 5, 2007)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 07-5548]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 213 / Monday, November 5, 2007 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8201 of October 31, 2007

                
National Diabetes Month, 2007

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Diabetes is a debilitating disease that affects 
                millions of Americans of all ages and all walks of 
                life. National Diabetes Month is an opportunity to 
                raise awareness about risk factors, prevention, and 
                treatment of this serious disease.

                Diabetes is a chronic illness that leaves the body 
                unable to produce or properly use insulin to maintain 
                healthy blood glucose levels. The two most common forms 
                of the disease that affect our citizens are Type 1 and 
                Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, once known as 
                juvenile diabetes, is usually diagnosed in children and 
                young adults who are unable to produce insulin and 
                require daily medication. Type 2 diabetes, the most 
                common form of the disease, is often attributed to 
                lifestyle risk factors and can be controlled by a 
                modified diet, regular physical activity, and 
                medication. Americans can take steps to control the 
                disease and lower the risk of complications such as 
                heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease by 
                maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits, and 
                consulting with a doctor about diabetes testing.

                My Administration is committed to providing better care 
                for people living with diabetes and furthering efforts 
                to find a cure. We have supported research initiatives 
                and education programs that encourage healthy living, 
                and we have also modified Medicare coverage to include 
                diabetes screenings. This year, the National Institutes 
                of Health estimates that more than $1 billion will be 
                spent on diabetes research. By working together, we can 
                help identify problems early, manage them before they 
                grow worse, and help ensure more Americans live longer, 
                healthier lives.

                Throughout National Diabetes Month, we recognize the 
                medical professionals, scientists, researchers, and all 
                those whose efforts have made a positive difference in 
                the fight against diabetes. By raising public 
                awareness, we can help combat the effects of diabetes 
                in our society and bring hope to children and families 
                living with this disease.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim November 2007 as National 
                Diabetes Month. I call upon all Americans to learn more 
                about the risk factors and symptoms associated with 
                diabetes and to observe this month with appropriate 
                programs and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                second. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 07-5548
Filed 11-2-07; 8:53 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P