Press Release March 14, 2016
Senator Roth’s Measure to Raise Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes Approved by State Senate
Senate Resolution 63 encourages health care practitioners with children under their care to discuss the warning signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes with parents.
Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) measure to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes passed the State Senate today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 38-0. “I am proud to have authored Senate Resolution 63 and thank my colleagues in the State Senate for joining me in raising awareness of this life threatening disease,” said Senator Roth. “Educating parents regarding Type 1 diabetes is critical to diagnosing and treating this condition early and effectively, helping ensure children and adolescents learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.” Despite common misconceptions, diet and lifestyle are not causes of Type 1 diabetes and it cannot be prevented. It is a chronic, life-threatening autoimmune disease for which there is currently no cure. SR 63 encourages health care practitioners with children under their care to discuss the warning signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes with the parents or guardians of each child at least once annually at well-child care visits from birth to 5 years of age.
SR 63 has received strong support from Education, Awareness, Support and Empowerment (EASE) T1D, an organization founded by mothers Debbie George, Robyn Lopez and Michelle Thornburg, all of whom have children with Type 1 diabetes. EASE T1D, which is sponsored by the nonprofit Institute for Education, Research and Scholarships (IFERS), a 501(c)(3), advocates educating parents on the signs and symptoms of T1D at all well baby/child care visits in an effort to prevent Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), a potentially life-threatening condition.
The 31st State Senate District includes portions of Riverside County including the communities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, March Air Reserve Base, Perris, Corona, Norco, Eastvale and Jurupa Valley.
EASE Type 1 Diabetes: D-Moms Advocate to Avoid Misdiagnosis
Written by Mike Hoskins | Published on December 1, 2015
Misdiagnosis is a big issue with type 1 diabetes, as it’s often overlooked or taken for some other minor ailment before the ugly consequences of that mistake take hold. That’s why it’s good to see a new grassroots non-profit formed to raise awareness about just this issue: a group calling itself EASE T1D.
The name is an acronym for Education, Awareness, Support and Empowerment, and this California-based non-profit is the joint effort of three moms of kids with type 1: Debbie George, Robyn Lopez and Michelle Thornburg. The trio says they recognized “areas of significant need” in D-awareness and joined forces to apply their knowledge and passion in an effort to “EASE” T1D.
They’ve created what appears to be a leading model for local community action — just digging in and getting things done right where they live.
Know The Facts: Type 1 Diabetes
Posted by City of Corona | Posted on October 29, 2015
World Diabetes Day is November 14. EASE T1D (Education Awareness Support Empowerment) is hosting a day of fun and awareness that will include a car exhibit by Porsche Club of Riverside, vendors, raffles, henna art tattoos, food, and a Police k-9 demonstration by the City of Corona Police Department. The event will be held at 4340 Maidstone Circle [MAP] from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for more information, please visit the EASE T1D website. EASE T1D is the joint effort of three mothers; Debbie George, Robyn Lopez and Michelle Thornburg…