Bill of Rights for Diabetes

WHEREAS, the League of United Latin American Citizens advocates for the well being of all Latinos; and

WHEREAS, diabetes is a disease that is afflicting Latinos in disproportionate numbers throughout this country; and

WHEREAS, numerous and continuous efforts are in place seeking treatment, prevention and or elimination of said dreaded disease; and

WHEREAS, the 2007 American Diabetes Association Standards of Care states that all individuals with diabetes should undergo a set series of examinations, see enclosed; and

WHEREAS, research shows that said examinations would serve to avoid complications and very possibly save life and limb; and

WHEREAS, said strong recommendations from the 2007 ADA Standards of Care needs to be transformed into Bill of Rights for Diabetes; and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that LULAC will adhere to said recommendations by the well respected American Diabetes Association and take this cause to the halls of congress and ask that this be the Bill of Rights for Diabetes.

Approved this 14th day of July 2007.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President

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