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WHEREAS, Diabetes affects 29.1 million people, 9.3 percent of the population of the United States, and is a disease for which there is no known cure and which is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food, and while its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic and environmental triggers are involved, and there is no prevention for T1D; and

WHEREAS, T1D causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications; and

WHEREAS, 1.25 million Americans are living with T1D including about 200,000 youth, and 40,000 people are diagnosed each year in the U.S.; and

WHEREAS, Diabetes affects all nationalities, however, minority populations in the United States have an increased risk for developing the disease; and

WHEREAS, an increase in community awareness of risk factors and symptoms related to Diabetes can improve the likelihood that people with Diabetes will get the attention they need before suffering the devastating complications of the disease;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  November 14, 2017 as

 Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson