Revise Names of Type 1 & 2 Diabetes to Reflect the Nature of Each Disease
We are two moms who’s lives were turned upside down when our sons were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Our sons face this life-threatening disease with strength, courage and perseverance despite being subjected on a daily basis to ignorance and misconceptions. It is with their future in mind that we file this petition to bring clarity to two very different diseases – Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. The facts surrounding both of these conditions are increasingly confused by the media. Revising the type classifications to more accurately reflect the nature of onset for each form of Diabetes would alleviate the confusion and would not only benefit those living with both diseases, but it would allow awareness to be raised in a clear manner. We hope that you will join us in this effort.
Jamie and Jeanette
Petition For Reegan’s Rule In California
We support Reegan’s Rule which is a bill out of North Carolina encouraging Physicians, Physician’s Assistants and Certified Nurse Practitioners to discuss and educate parents on the warning signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes at all well-child care visits at least once during their yearly exam beginning from birth to 5 years of age. This bill was started by Keith and Darice Oxendine after their 16 month old baby girl passed away from undiagnosed type 1 diabetes.
This is state by state legislation and we at EASET1D believe it is crucial that parents are aware of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes which has a tendency to mimic flu-like symptoms. If I would have been aware of these signs, my 25 month old son would not have ended up in DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) at the time he was diagnosed.
We are lobbying for this proposed law in California. If you are a California resident, please sign our petition by clicking on our link. Thank you for your support.