Diabetes Prevention – Call for Line Item Funding

DPAC KY LineitemFor the first time in recent memory, Kentucky’s biennial budget has failed to provide line-item funding for diabetes prevention programs. This is a major step backward for a state that is considered a leader in the war against the diabetes epidemic.

Ask your elected officials to make sure Kentucky makes funds available for diabetes prevention.

Keep Kids Well

PrintType 1 is increasing yet there are still tragic undiagnosed cases. Ask your State Officials to follow the precedent set in North Carolina that promotes education on the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes at children’s wellness visits.

 

Write State Officials to Keep Care Settings Infection Free

PrintAssisted blood glucose monitoring in long-term care facilities, clinic, and hospitals is sadly a primary source of blood-borne virus disease transmission. Between 1990 and 2008, there were 18 hepatitis B virus infection outbreaks in the United States that were associated with the improper use of blood glucose monitoring equipment. 147 people acquired hepatitis B. Six of those patients died.

Learn more by listening to our Ask An Expert session with Dr. Pamela Allweiss MD, MPH, on the Risk of Virus Transmission in Healthcare Settings Due to Diabetes Supplies

Unfortunately, preventable outbreaks are still occurring due to breaches in infection control policies. Recently an outbreak of Hepatitis B was attributed to improper assisted blood glucose monitoring in Pennsylvania.