Senator Pat Browne will host a press conference today (Tuesday, November 13) at 1 p.m. in the State Capitol East Wing Rotunda to promote November as National Diabetes Awareness Month.
Senator Browne will be joined at the event by Representative Ryan Mackenzie and Dr. Terri Lipman, an award-winning Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing pediatric nurse practitioner and pediatric nurse practitioner in the Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Lipman will discuss the importance of early diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and the rising incidence in children under the age of 5.
Senator Browne is the prime sponsor of Senate Resolution 484, which recognized November 2018 as “National Diabetes Month” in Pennsylvania. The Resolution was unanimously adopted by the Senate on October 17.
Representative Mackenzie recognized the need for additional education concerning Type 1 diabetes and introduced House Resolution 569, a measure unanimously adopted by the House in November 2015, which urged all Pennsylvanian health care practitioners to educate and discuss the warning signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes with the patients or guardians of each child under their care.
Contacts: Vicki Wilken 717-787-1349