I am in awe of what a force of people can do. I spoke to Reegan’s mom and also to Representative Graham’s office in the last hour. A colleague requested form Representative Graham, the emails of support of this bill…….in as much as the many were read and respected by all as we started; it was the ones from NC that were requested at this point as the Bill was being considered for The House. And there were a lot. A real lot from North Carolina. In fact enough where a comment was made about the amount of responses. YOU DID THAT!!!!! The bill being introduced read:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT REQUIRING PARENT EDUCATION DURING WELL-CHILD VISITS AT SPECIFIC AGE INTERVALS REGARDING TYPE 1 DIABETES
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Chapter 130A of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:
130A-221.5. Diabetes education as part of well-child care.
Each physician, physician’s assistant, or certified nurse practitioner who provides well-child care is encouraged to educate and discuss the warning signs of Type 1 diabetes and symptoms are with each parent for each child under the care of physicians, physicians assistant, or certified nurse practitioner at least once at the following age intervals:
2. Twelve months of age
3. Twenty-four months of age
Section 2. This act becomes effective October 1, 2015
AND…….ARE YOU READY FOR THIS, HERE IS THE TWIST……THEY DID NOT THINK THE BILL WENT FAR ENOUGH so they added the wording:
4. Thirty-six months
5. Forty-eight months
6. Sixty months.
THAT MEANS the bill sent to the North Carolina House would encourage T1 diabetes Education until each child was 5 years of age….and a holy WOW at that…..it was presented to the House today…..you ready……it passed 111 Yay to 6 Nay.
Next—-ON to the Senate…..more to come. YOU DID THIS WITH YOUR RESPONSES THAT DIABETES WILL JUST NOT DO.
Congratulations Diabetes Community!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS NC. Almost home. And as exciting as this all is; a family, who has been fighting so hard for this, still has a daughter/granddaughter/sister/niece/ lost——which is the reason all of this was started——lest we ever forget. So if you want to say something encouraging….than please let Darice, Reegan’s Mom, and all of Reegan’s Family know how much we care for all of them during this incredibly emotional time; and thank them for trying to change the world in the most difficult of times.
C’mon NC Senate…..Pass the law, sign the law, make Reegan’s Rule…….Law!!!!!
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