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The seventh leading cause of death in the United States, diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to critical health issues such as heart disease, blindness, and kidney failure, and can sometimes require amputations of lower limbs. During National Diabetes Month, we recognize the impact diabetes has on people’s lives, and we rededicate our talents, skills, and knowledge to preventing, treating, and curing it. Type 1 diabetes often develops in youth and is a result of the body not producing enough insulin. Insulin treatment and keeping blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible can help people manage this disease. Type 2 diabetes—the most common form—affects people of all ages, though most frequently it is diagnosed in adults. However, type 2 diabetes has become increasingly prevalent among young people, largely due to increasing obesity rates. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at particularly high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as are people who are overweight and those who do not participate in regular physical activity. Taking diabetes medications as prescribed, getting plenty of regular exercise, eating healthily, and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels can help manage type 2 diabetes. Some people may experience higher than normal glucose levels, though not at levels high enough to be called diabetes. Roughly 86 million Americans have this condition, known as prediabetes—and for these individuals the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be mitigated with exercise, healthy eating, and weight loss. Gestational diabetes is another form of the disease, which can develop when a woman is pregnant. Women with a history of gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. More information on diabetes, as well as actions people can take to prevent, treat, and manage it, can be found at www.NDEP.NIH.gov. My Administration remains committed to supporting people living with diabetes and to finding a cure for all types of the disease. The Affordable Care Act now requires coverage of preventive services—such as diabetes screenings for those who have high blood pressure or are pregnant—at no additional cost. The law also ensures that individuals are not denied health coverage based on pre-existing conditions. Additionally, earlier this year I launched the Precision Medicine Initiative, an effort aimed at bringing us closer to a cure for diseases like diabetes by accelerating biomedical discoveries and providing clinicians with new tools and knowledge to select which treatments will work best for individual patients. In addition, through a comprehensive and sustained effort, the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative is working to put kids on a path to a healthier future by ensuring every family has access to healthy, affordable food, and by helping kids maintain an active lifestyle. During National Diabetes Month, let us honor those we have lost to diabetes by pledging our full support for those currently living with it, and let us reinvigorate our resolve to find a cure. Together, by drawing on the inherent ingenuity and innovation of our people, we can advance the cause VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:11 Nov 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD0.SGM 04NOD0 68414 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 213 / Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / Presidential Documents of treating this disease and safeguard the gift of a long, happy, and healthy life for all of America’s daughters and sons. 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 2015 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 thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–28305 Filed 11–3–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Nov 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD0.SGM 04NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 213 (Wednesday, November 4, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 68411-68414]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28305]



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Vol. 80

Wednesday,

No. 213

November 4, 2015

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9360--National Diabetes Month, 2015



Proclamation 9361--National Family Caregivers Month, 2015



Proclamation 9362--National Native American Heritage Month, 2015



Proclamation 9363--National Apprenticeship Week, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 213 / Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9360 of October 30, 2015

                
National Diabetes Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Approximately 1 out of every 11 Americans lives with 
                diabetes. The seventh leading cause of death in the 
                United States, diabetes is a serious condition that can 
                lead to critical health issues such as heart disease, 
                blindness, and kidney failure, and can sometimes 
                require amputations of lower limbs. During National 
                Diabetes Month, we recognize the impact diabetes has on 
                people's lives, and we rededicate our talents, skills, 
                and knowledge to preventing, treating, and curing it.

                Type 1 diabetes often develops in youth and is a result 
                of the body not producing enough insulin. Insulin 
                treatment and keeping blood glucose levels as close to 
                normal as possible can help people manage this disease. 
                Type 2 diabetes--the most common form--affects people 
                of all ages, though most frequently it is diagnosed in 
                adults. However, type 2 diabetes has become 
                increasingly prevalent among young people, largely due 
                to increasing obesity rates. African Americans, 
                Hispanic Americans, American Indians, and Asian 
                Americans and Pacific Islanders are at particularly 
                high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as are people 
                who are overweight and those who do not participate in 
                regular physical activity. Taking diabetes medications 
                as prescribed, getting plenty of regular exercise, 
                eating healthily, and controlling blood pressure and 
                cholesterol levels can help manage type 2 diabetes.

                Some people may experience higher than normal glucose 
                levels, though not at levels high enough to be called 
                diabetes. Roughly 86 million Americans have this 
                condition, known as prediabetes--and for these 
                individuals the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can 
                be mitigated with exercise, healthy eating, and weight 
                loss. Gestational diabetes is another form of the 
                disease, which can develop when a woman is pregnant. 
                Women with a history of gestational diabetes are at 
                greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the 
                future. More information on diabetes, as well as 
                actions people can take to prevent, treat, and manage 
                it, can be found at www.NDEP.NIH.gov.

                My Administration remains committed to supporting 
                people living with diabetes and to finding a cure for 
                all types of the disease. The Affordable Care Act now 
                requires coverage of preventive services--such as 
                diabetes screenings for those who have high blood 
                pressure or are pregnant--at no additional cost. The 
                law also ensures that individuals are not denied health 
                coverage based on pre-existing conditions. 
                Additionally, earlier this year I launched the 
                Precision Medicine Initiative, an effort aimed at 
                bringing us closer to a cure for diseases like diabetes 
                by accelerating biomedical discoveries and providing 
                clinicians with new tools and knowledge to select which 
                treatments will work best for individual patients. In 
                addition, through a comprehensive and sustained effort, 
                the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative is working to 
                put kids on a path to a healthier future by ensuring 
                every family has access to healthy, affordable food, 
                and by helping kids maintain an active lifestyle.

                During National Diabetes Month, let us honor those we 
                have lost to diabetes by pledging our full support for 
                those currently living with it, and let us reinvigorate 
                our resolve to find a cure. Together, by drawing on the 
                inherent ingenuity and innovation of our people, we can 
                advance the cause

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                of treating this disease and safeguard the gift of a 
                long, happy, and healthy life for all of America's 
                daughters and sons.

                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 2015 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 
                thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-28305
Filed 11-3-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P