Saturday, December 12, 2009

On Washington's Radar

This Thursday, December 10, 2009 the House of Representatives passed, by a voice vote, House Resolution 35, a resolution urging increased federal funding for type 1 diabetes research. H. Res. 35 acknowledges the recommendation of leading diabetes researchers to double the current level of NIH funding for type 1 diabetes research. Rep. Gene Green from Texas was one of the key people behind the resolution, and it was co-sponsored by 101 other House members. This non-binding resolution highlights the economic toll diabetes places on our society and the serious complications faced by people with type 1 diabetes. Hopefully this will keep the issue of type-1 diabetes and its hardships on our Congressional representatives' minds as they allocate funds for research in 2011 and beyond.

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