AT ANY AGE
TYPE 1 DIABETES AWARENESS
THE MISSION OF EASE T1D
EASE T1D raises awareness and brings education to the public on Type 1 Diabetes, as well
as the onset symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes which look similar to a virus and can be
mistaken as such. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic life-threatening autoimmune disease in
which a person’s pancreas produces little, to no insulin. Insulin is needed to regulate
blood glucose levels and to survive. Though the onset of Type 1 Diabetes occurs at any
age, many are diagnosed as children and teens. We strive to raise awareness to the
difference between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes to help end misconceptions.
SENATE BILL 97 SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM!
Governor Newsom Signs K-12 & Broadband Bills, Part of Historic $123.9 Billion K-12 Package. Published: Oct 08, 2021
Senate Bill 97 Pupil health: type 1 diabetes information: parent notification:
Section 49452.6 is added to the Education Code, to read:
(a) The department, in coordination with any other entity the department deems appropriate, shall develop type 1 diabetes informational materials for the parents and guardians of pupils. The informational materials shall be made available to each school district, county office of education, and charter school through the department’s internet website.
(b) On and after January 1, 2023, the governing board of a school district, county board of education, and governing body of a charter school shall make the type 1 diabetes informational materials accessible to the parent or guardian of a pupil when the pupil is first enrolled in elementary school, or with the information provided pursuant to Section 48980.
(c) Information provided to parents and guardians pursuant to this section may include, but shall not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) A description of type 1 diabetes.
(2) A description of the risk factors and warning signs associated with type 1 diabetes.
(3) A recommendation regarding those pupils displaying warning signs associated with type 1 diabetes that the parents or guardians of those pupils should immediately consult with the pupil’s primary care provider to determine if immediate screening for type 1 diabetes is appropriate.
(4) A description of the screening process for type 1 diabetes and the implications of test results.
(5) A recommendation that, following a type 1 diagnosis, parents or guardians should consult with the pupil’s primary care provider to develop an appropriate treatment plan, which may include consultation with and examination by a specialty care provider, including, but not limited to, a properly qualified endocrinologist.
If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Therresa Austin
September 2, 2021
Senator Roth and Type 1 Diabetes Advocates Celebrate SB 97’s Advancement to the Governor’s Desk
(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) presented Senate Bill (SB) 97 related to Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) parental notification before his colleagues on the Senate Floor. The bill earned unanimous support on concurrence, soaring through the final stage before the bill is sent to the Governor’s desk.
Senator Roth shared: “SB 97’s journey to the Governor’s desk has been fueled by the stories and experiences of families who live with Type 1 Diabetes every single day. This bill empowers parents and guardians across California to make more informed decisions about their children’s health. Early detection and diagnosis gives children and their families a chance to live long, healthy, and happy lives together. It is only right that our schools take an active role in sharing the information that will empower them to do so.”
Debbie George, whose son’s story is the inspiration behind SB 97 and the organization, EASE T1D shared: “We are extremely grateful for the passing of Senate Bill 97. On behalf of EASE T1D, I'd like to thank Senator Richard Roth for authoring this important piece of legislation as well as the California State Legislature for seeing the importance of the Type 1 Diabetes Parent Notification. Not only will this legislation bring a better understanding of this autoimmune disease and help end misconceptions, but it will help save lives by educating parents/guardians on the onset symptoms which can be mistaken for other illnesses. We urge Governor Newsom to sign this bill into law to help educate the public, raise awareness, and save lives!”
Senator Roth continued: I couldn’t be happier to see this bill off to the Governor’s desk and want to express my deep gratitude to the T1D advocates and heroes who have championed this effort along the way! For the thousands of children diagnosed with T1D in California, this bill makes a difference. I am proud to stand by them and finally bring this effort across the finish line!”
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Senator Richard D. Roth represents the 31st State Senate District, which includes the communities of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, March Air Reserve Base, Moreno Valley, Norco, Perris, and Riverside. Prior to his election, he served for 32 years in the United States Air Force, retiring in 2007 in the grade of Major General. More information about Senator Roth can be found at https://sd31.senate.ca.gov/
Therresa K. Austin | Press and Legislative Aide
Office of Senator Richard D. Roth | 31st Senate District
State Capitol, Room 2080, Sacramento, CA 95814
Office: (916) 651-4031 | Fax: (916) 651-4931
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appear in front of a California
Senate Meeting to pass bill SB 138
Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) introduced legislation in the California State Senate to expand the diabetes education in schools to include Type 1 diabetes. This bill would require the governing board of a school district and the governing body of a charter school to work with their schools that maintain any of kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to identify the most appropriate methods of informing parents and guardians of pupils of type 1 diabetes and to implement the identified methods by January 1, 2021. By imposing additional requirements on school districts and charter schools, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. To read the full text of the bill, please visit SB 138 on the legislature page.
Update on SB 138
Senate Bill 138 passed unanimously 7-0 in the Senate Education Committee! We are thrilled to say the least. Now it moves forward to the next step. Watch history being made...
2018 Year End Highlights for EASE T1D
It was a busy year for EASE T1D! Check out some of our highlights below:
On behalf of the City of Corona, Mayor Karen Spiegel presented EASE T1D with a Proclamation declaring November as National Diabetes Awareness Month on October 17, 2018.
EASE T1D partners with the City of Corona Fire Department for National Diabetes Awareness Month. All seven fire stations hung banners as well as placed T1D ribbons on all fire trucks. Thank you, Corona Fire Department, for your support!
Corona Norco Unified School District, the 10 th largest school district in California, put a
Resolution in place recognizing November as National Diabetes Awareness Month. Many
schools hung banners and dressed in blue on November 14 th , World Diabetes Day, to show their support for their students with Diabetes.
Our T1D Awareness Ad was placed in Inland Empire Magazine going out to more than 40,000 businesses/residents.
EASE T1D goes BIG with Billboards!! Both Vinyl and Digital Billboards were seen throughout our City of Corona! Thank you General Outdoor for donating space for this very important awareness campaign.
Special thanks to Firefighter, Eric Estes, for his time and energy put forth in helping EASE T1D make an impact in our Corona Community. We appreciate your tireless efforts Eric!
We also would like to thank each and every one of you, we couldn’t have accomplished all this without your support! THANK YOU!!
National Diabetes Month for EASE T1D
- 2018 -
Don't forget that November is National Diabetes Month. We are very proud to partner with the Corona Fire Department, and ecstatic to see our new billboard displayed for all to see!
2017 Year End Highlights for EASE T1D
We are very proud to share our 2017 accomplishments in raising awareness on Type 1 Diabetes.
We started off the year continuing our work with Senator Richard Roth. Senator Roth met with Family Physicians as well as the California Medical Association to discuss how to educate practicing doctors and health care practitioners on how to better identify the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes in an effort to make an early diagnosis and prevent DKA. The conclusion was to have Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses offered on T1D. This is something we will be looking into in 2018.
In September we met with Senator Jeff Stone who will be putting forth two bills on the 2018 Docket; one for an Education Code on T1D to be included in all incoming 7th Grade Registration Packets and one on curriculum to be taught on T1D through secondary schools.
In October EASE T1D was presented with a Proclamation declaring November as National Diabetes Awareness Month by our Corona City Mayor, Dick Haley. Michelle’s daughter Sierra who was diagnosed with T1D at just 15 months and is now 14, was able to join us and speak about life with T1D. We could not be more proud of our teen advocate who is clearly following in her mom’s footsteps!
Michelle and I were guest speakers at numerous events including Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) as well as our Corona Norco Unified School District’s Board Meeting which was held on World Diabetes Day, November 14th! We believe getting out in the community and sharing our story is key in educating the public.
November had many great things take place for National Diabetes Awareness Month including our awareness article in the California School Boards Association’s Newsletter which is sent out to all school board members as well as online.
Our local newspaper, The Press-Enterprise, did an article on some of our Santiago High School Athletes, including both my son Dylan and Michelle’s daughter Sierra, to help raise awareness in regards to managing your life as a student with T1D. We were excited to see this article made the FRONT PAGE HEADLINE on WORLD DIABETES DAY!!
We Need Your Support!
Please help us continue with our efforts to bring Education, Awareness, Support, and Empowerment to medical professionals, the general public, and to families who have loved ones with Type 1 Diabetes.