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  1. Costs Associated With the Primary Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Diabetes Prevention Program. (29 December 2002)
  2. Every Public School Needs a Campus Nurse. (29 December 2002)
  3. President Signs Historic Bill for Diabetes Research. (22 December 2002)
  4. Diabetes advocates are urged to recommend that President Bush sign into law the H. R. 5738, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to special diabetes programs for Type I diabetes and Indians. The President can be reached at (202) 456-1111 or via e-mail at . (15 December 2002)
  5. Pediatrics and the legislature: Suggestions for lobbying your legislature, an article aimed at pediatricians, offers advice that will help diabetes advocates in their lobbying efforts. (15 December 2002)
  6. Diabetic child faces premium cost for school. (8 December 2002)
  7. HHS Launches First National Diabetes Prevention Campaign. (24 November 2002)
  8. American Cyanamid Settles Lawsuit Related to Not Hiring People With Diabetes. (24 November 2002)
  9. Pennsylvania Senate Bill 1538 (school diabetes care) was recently introduced to the state legislature by Senator Jane Orie and is presently in the Senate Education Committee. If you live in Pennsylvania, please take a few minutes to customize the sample letter with your personal story and send it to the members of the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee before November 30th. (17 November 2002)
  10. Parents move forward with lawsuit against school administrator. (10 November 2002)
  11. President Bush proclaims November National Diabetes Month. (3 November 2002)
  12. Fighting medical job limits: Diabetes activists take on rules that stop all with the disease from driving for a living. (3 November 2002)
  13. Memphis Jury Returns Verdict Against Northwest Airlines In EEOC Disability Case On Behalf Of Diabetic Applicant. (3 November 2002)
  14. Pennsylvania Senator Jane Orie (R-40) has introduced legislation (Senate Bill 1538) to ensure appropriate care for children with diabetes in school. (20 October 2002)
  15. California Governor Gray Davis vetoes bill that would have required schools without nurses to train an administrator or teacher how to monitor blood sugar levels and to give insulin and glucagon injections. (13 October 2002)
  16. Australian Defence Force fights diabetes disability test case. (13 October 2002)
  17. Diabetes at school: Law now says schools must let students treat themselves. (22 September 2002)
  18. California Assembly Sends American Diabetes Association School Diabetes Care Legislation to Governor Davis. (8 September 2002)
  19. In Kapche v. City of San Antonio, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employers can no longer reject an applicant for employment based upon a diagnosis of diabetes. Rather, each person with diabetes must be treated as an individual and be judged based on what he or she is capable of doing. See also Landmark Texas Decision Opens Doors to Employment and Diabetics get break on hiring. (8 September 2002)
  20. Diabetes sufferer denied pre-schooling in Bermuda. (8 September 2002)
  21. North Carolina Senate passes Care for School Children With Diabetes Act. See also ADA Applauds North Carolina Schools Legislation. (1 September 2002)
  22. Senator Collins Introduces Islet Transplantation Bill. (1 September 2002)
  23. Administrators could help diabetic students under bill in California Senate. (1 September 2002)
  24. Jim McCord, who is running cross-country from San Diego to Washington, D.C. to call attention to the need for increased federal funding for diabetes research, will be east of St. Louis in Illinois running on Route 15 East to Mt. Vernon, Illinois as of the morning of Wednesday, August 28th. From there he heads to Evansville, Indiana. If you live near this route, please take the time to meet up with Jim and offer him encouragement (or a home-cooked meal). Jim can be reached via e-mail at via cell phone at (859) 512-1550. (25 August 2002)
  25. On Monday, August 12th at 3pm EDT, you can participat in a web cast about The Power and Scope of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act - Using it to Advocate for Your Rights as a Person with a Disability. This session will be led by Brian East, a volunteer attorney with the American Diabetes Association's Attorney Network. (11 August 2002)
  26. 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that pharmacist with diabetes cannot hold his employer liable for not allowing him adequate breaks to take insulin. See also Diabetes Found Not to Be a Disability. (28 July 2002)
  27. Tennessee enacted into law a bill permitting trained school staff to administer glucagon. The full bill is available as a PDF. (30 June 2002)
  28. The JDRF is accepting applications for its 2003 Childrens Congress. (9 June 2002)
  29. Plan for diabetic students draws some criticism; Putnam officials want students at single school. (19 May 2002)
  30. Assistant principal won't be punished for flap over medical device. (28 April 2002)
  31. Diabetes at School: What a Child's Health Care Team Needs to Know About Federal Disability Law. (21 April 2002)
  32. Justice Department Sues SFX Entertainment For Violating The Americans With Disabilities Act And Discriminating Against Insulin-using Diabetics. (14 April 2002)
  33. Washington state has passed a new law Accommodating children with diabetes in schools. (7 April 2002)
  34. Dispute over insulin pump pits student against assistant principal. Send your e-mail comments to the school at You can also visit the school's web site. (24 March 2002)
  35. On March 11, 2002, 11-year-old Nikki had her insulin pump forcibly removed by the Assistant Principal at her school (scroll down a bit). Parents of children who use pumps are urged to meet with the principal of their children's schools to ensure that this never happens again. (17 March 2002)
  36. North Carolina State Senator Patrick Ballantine is asking parents of kids with diabetes who live in the state to contact him via e-mail at with any problems or issues they may have about the support their kids receive at school. Additional information can be found online at (27 January 2002)
  37. UK School says it 'did not discriminate' against boy with diabetes by banning him from attending a field trip. (20 January 2002)
  38. Jim McCord is running across America in 2002 to raise awareness of the need to increase federal funding of diabetes research. (6 January 2002)
  39. The ADA's Call to Congress: Conquer Diabetes will take place May 1-3, 2002 in Washington, DC. The purpose of the event is to educate and motivate volunteers and activists to become leaders in the grassroots diabetes movement. (6 January 2002)
  40. The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) offers its comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in response to the proposed rule to allow payment for Medical Nutrition Therapy for Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes and renal disease. (6 January 2002)

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