National Diabetes Month, 2014, 65865-65866 [2014-26491]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / Presidential Documents 65865 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9204 of October 31, 2014 National Diabetes Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Today, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. This devastating disease affects men and women of all backgrounds and ages, and can cause serious health complications, including blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and the loss of lower limbs. During National Diabetes Month, we stand with all those battling this chronic, life-threatening disease and their families, and we pay tribute to the advocates, researchers, and health care professionals who are committed to supporting healthy lifestyles in communities across our country. Most commonly diagnosed in young people, type 1 diabetes has no known method of prevention. However, it can be managed with regular exercise, good nutrition, and proper medication. Type 2 diabetes accounts for roughly 90 to 95 percent of diagnosed cases of diabetes in adults, and the risk of developing it is commonly associated with older age, obesity, physical inactivity, and a family history of diabetes. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at particularly high risk for this disease and its complications. In some cases, losing weight, eating healthy, and being more active can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Americans who are at risk for this disease can consult with a health care provider to discuss the steps they can take to reduce their chances of developing diabetes. My Administration is committed to finding a cure for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and we continue to invest in critical research to prevent this disease, increase the quality of care, and reduce its devastating complications. Established to help translate the important findings of this research into practice, the National Diabetes Education Program works to raise awareness of this disease among high risk individuals and to improve treatment and outcomes for those living with it. To learn more about diabetes, individuals can visit www.NDEP.NIH.gov. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 The Affordable Care Act prevents health insurance companies from denying coverage due to a pre-existing condition, such as a diabetes diagnosis, and requires that insurers cover recommended diabetes screenings without a copay for adults with high blood pressure. My Administration also encourages public-private partnerships that are helping Americans at risk of type 2 diabetes take action to prevent the onset of the disease. And as more than one-third of American children and adolescents are overweight or obese—putting a new generation at risk for diabetes—First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative seeks to increase opportunities for young people to engage in physical activity and make healthy choices. All Americans deserve the chance to lead healthy lives and achieve their full potential. During National Diabetes Month, we honor the memory of those we have lost to diabetes, and we recommit to pursuing solutions that will shed light on this disease, moving our Nation closer to a healthier tomorrow for all. 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 2014 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:44 Nov 05, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD1.SGM 06NOD1 65866 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / 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 fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–26491 Filed 11–5–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:44 Nov 05, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD1.SGM 06NOD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 215 (Thursday, November 6, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26491]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / 
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                Proclamation 9204 of October 31, 2014

                
National Diabetes Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Today, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. This 
                devastating disease affects men and women of all 
                backgrounds and ages, and can cause serious health 
                complications, including blindness, kidney failure, 
                heart disease, stroke, and the loss of lower limbs. 
                During National Diabetes Month, we stand with all those 
                battling this chronic, life-threatening disease and 
                their families, and we pay tribute to the advocates, 
                researchers, and health care professionals who are 
                committed to supporting healthy lifestyles in 
                communities across our country.

                Most commonly diagnosed in young people, type 1 
                diabetes has no known method of prevention. However, it 
                can be managed with regular exercise, good nutrition, 
                and proper medication. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 
                roughly 90 to 95 percent of diagnosed cases of diabetes 
                in adults, and the risk of developing it is commonly 
                associated with older age, obesity, physical 
                inactivity, and a family history of diabetes. African 
                Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, and 
                some Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at 
                particularly high risk for this disease and its 
                complications. In some cases, losing weight, eating 
                healthy, and being more active can help prevent or 
                delay type 2 diabetes. Americans who are at risk for 
                this disease can consult with a health care provider to 
                discuss the steps they can take to reduce their chances 
                of developing diabetes.

                My Administration is committed to finding a cure for 
                both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and we continue to 
                invest in critical research to prevent this disease, 
                increase the quality of care, and reduce its 
                devastating complications. Established to help 
                translate the important findings of this research into 
                practice, the National Diabetes Education Program works 
                to raise awareness of this disease among high risk 
                individuals and to improve treatment and outcomes for 
                those living with it. To learn more about diabetes, 
                individuals can visit www.NDEP.NIH.gov.

                The Affordable Care Act prevents health insurance 
                companies from denying coverage due to a pre-existing 
                condition, such as a diabetes diagnosis, and requires 
                that insurers cover recommended diabetes screenings 
                without a copay for adults with high blood pressure. My 
                Administration also encourages public-private 
                partnerships that are helping Americans at risk of type 
                2 diabetes take action to prevent the onset of the 
                disease. And as more than one-third of American 
                children and adolescents are overweight or obese--
                putting a new generation at risk for diabetes--First 
                Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative seeks to 
                increase opportunities for young people to engage in 
                physical activity and make healthy choices.

                All Americans deserve the chance to lead healthy lives 
                and achieve their full potential. During National 
                Diabetes Month, we honor the memory of those we have 
                lost to diabetes, and we recommit to pursuing solutions 
                that will shed light on this disease, moving our Nation 
                closer to a healthier tomorrow for all.

                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 2014

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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 fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2014-26491
Filed 11-5-14; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5