National Diabetes Month, 2013, 66613-66614 [2013-26673]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Presidential Documents 66613 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9051 of October 31, 2013 National Diabetes Month, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation With more than 25 million Americans living with a diabetes diagnosis, and many more going undiagnosed, diabetes affects people across our country and remains a pressing national health concern. During National Diabetes Month, we renew our dedication to combating this chronic, life-threatening illness by standing with those living with diabetes, honoring the professionals and advocates engaged in fighting diabetes, and working to raise awareness about prevention and treatment. Diabetes can lead to serious complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and blindness. Type 1 diabetes, often diagnosed in children, limits insulin production and its causes are not well defined. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases, has been linked to older age and family history, although it is increasingly being diagnosed in younger Americans and is associated with obesity and inactivity. The risk is particularly high among African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. I encourage all Americans to talk to their health care provider about steps they can take to prevent or manage this disease. With diabetes ranking among the leading causes of death in the United States, my Administration is committed to supporting Americans living with diabetes, investing in promising scientific research, advancing work toward improved treatment and care, and bolstering prevention efforts. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2014, no American with diabetes can be denied health insurance based on their diagnosis, and in most plans, Americans at increased risk can access diabetes screenings at no cost to them. The National Diabetes Prevention Program engages private and public partners to help people with prediabetes adopt lifestyles that can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes, and the National Diabetes Education Program focuses on delaying and preventing disease onset while also working to improve outcomes for those living with the disease. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D4 With our next generation in mind, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative has taken on the staggering rise in childhood obesity our Nation has seen over the past three decades, and Let’s Move! is empowering families and communities to put children on a path to healthier futures. Obese children face an increased risk of adult obesity and all the health risks that come with it, including Type 2 diabetes. By connecting children with healthy, affordable food options and the opportunity to be active in their communities, Let’s Move! is helping our sons and daughters reach a healthier, more promising tomorrow. This month, as we remember those we have lost to diabetes and support those living with the illness, let us look to a day with fewer cases of diabetes, a firmer understanding of the disease, and better outcomes for all those affected. By continuing the important research, outreach, and care delivery we have already begun, we know we can get there. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2013 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD4.SGM 05NOD4 66614 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Presidential Documents as National Diabetes Month. I call upon all Americans, school systems, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, health care providers, research institutions, and other interested groups to join in activities that raise diabetes awareness and help prevent, treat, and manage the disease. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyeighth. [FR Doc. 2013–26673 Filed 11–4–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD4.SGM 05NOD4 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D4 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 5, 2013)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 66613-66614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26673]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9051 of October 31, 2013

                
National Diabetes Month, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                With more than 25 million Americans living with a 
                diabetes diagnosis, and many more going undiagnosed, 
                diabetes affects people across our country and remains 
                a pressing national health concern. During National 
                Diabetes Month, we renew our dedication to combating 
                this chronic, life-threatening illness by standing with 
                those living with diabetes, honoring the professionals 
                and advocates engaged in fighting diabetes, and working 
                to raise awareness about prevention and treatment.

                Diabetes can lead to serious complications, including 
                heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and blindness. 
                Type 1 diabetes, often diagnosed in children, limits 
                insulin production and its causes are not well defined. 
                Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for more than 90 
                percent of diabetes cases, has been linked to older age 
                and family history, although it is increasingly being 
                diagnosed in younger Americans and is associated with 
                obesity and inactivity. The risk is particularly high 
                among African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American 
                Indians, and some Asian Americans and Pacific 
                Islanders. I encourage all Americans to talk to their 
                health care provider about steps they can take to 
                prevent or manage this disease.

                With diabetes ranking among the leading causes of death 
                in the United States, my Administration is committed to 
                supporting Americans living with diabetes, investing in 
                promising scientific research, advancing work toward 
                improved treatment and care, and bolstering prevention 
                efforts. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, beginning 
                in 2014, no American with diabetes can be denied health 
                insurance based on their diagnosis, and in most plans, 
                Americans at increased risk can access diabetes 
                screenings at no cost to them. The National Diabetes 
                Prevention Program engages private and public partners 
                to help people with prediabetes adopt lifestyles that 
                can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes, and the National 
                Diabetes Education Program focuses on delaying and 
                preventing disease onset while also working to improve 
                outcomes for those living with the disease.

                With our next generation in mind, First Lady Michelle 
                Obama's Let's Move! initiative has taken on the 
                staggering rise in childhood obesity our Nation has 
                seen over the past three decades, and Let's Move! is 
                empowering families and communities to put children on 
                a path to healthier futures. Obese children face an 
                increased risk of adult obesity and all the health 
                risks that come with it, including Type 2 diabetes. By 
                connecting children with healthy, affordable food 
                options and the opportunity to be active in their 
                communities, Let's Move! is helping our sons and 
                daughters reach a healthier, more promising tomorrow.

                This month, as we remember those we have lost to 
                diabetes and support those living with the illness, let 
                us look to a day with fewer cases of diabetes, a firmer 
                understanding of the disease, and better outcomes for 
                all those affected. By continuing the important 
                research, outreach, and care delivery we have already 
                begun, we know we can get there.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 2013

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                as National Diabetes Month. I call upon all Americans, 
                school systems, government agencies, nonprofit 
                organizations, health care providers, research 
                institutions, and other interested groups to join in 
                activities that raise diabetes awareness and help 
                prevent, treat, and manage the disease.

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

[FR Doc. 2013-26673
Filed 11-4-13; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4