The law bearing Reegan’s Rule’s name states that physicians, physicians assistants, or certified nurse practitioners who provide Well-Child care will be encouraged to inform parents of Type 1 Diabetes warning signs as a part of their Well-Child checkups at Birth, Twelve months, and Twenty Four Months of age.
It is my understanding, that no law on diabetes education of a child exists anywhere presently in this such manner; and I ask anyone who knows of any; to kindly let me know. This could be a landmark law to continue our efforts.
The law now moves on for further consideration but the belief is that it can clearly become law. What’s different? It became very difficult to enforce a mandate on a medical practice to do anything as the law originally stated; that said–to have a law encouraging the education of type 1 diabetes carries much weight to move forward. And if that is what we have to work with, we will take it. In North Carolina, there is no such law like this exists…..so we have a jumping point. We will seek out the rest of the country. The alternative was that the bill would have been ‘killed’ in committee and THAT was not an option.
The difficulty of ANY BILL becoming law is huge and any law passing in any shape or form that moves the objective forward is a HUGE WIN…..THIS bill will accomplish that.
It was clearly and duly noted from the Representative’s office regarding the numerous emails that you all sent….well……it helped in ways that you have no idea. SO there is more work to do but a giant step forward happened today…….and YOU MADE it happen.
I understand that Reegan’s mom (and Darice’s dad; Reegan’s Grandfather) were incredible in what they shared. A win is a win is a win—-we’ll take it.
Congratulations DOC! Onward—-we are JUST beginning.
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