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Legislative and Legal News from 1999

  1. Stuart Little opening raises money for JDF. See also the JDF website. (19 December 1999)
  2. AccentHealth donates $50,000 to JDF. (19 December 1999)
  3. The American Diabetes Association continues to seek signatures for the Petition in Support of a Cure. (19 December 1999)
  4. JDF brings us up to date on its advocacy efforts. (5 December 1999)
  5. Canadian government boosts spending on diabetes, with half of additional money going to aboriginal communities. (21 November 1999)
  6. Civil Rights Agreement Reached In Loudoun County Regarding Glucagon Injections at School. (9 November 1999)
  7. FDA to Review GlucoWatch on December 6, 1999. (30 October 1999)
  8. ADA Youth Spokesperson challenges President Clinton to fund diabetes research. (24 October 1999)
  9. ADA declares NIH Funding Request for Diabetes "Wholly Inadequate." (17 October 1999)
  10. Why is diabetes research so underfunded? (14 October 1999)
  11. U.S. Senate Passes Senator Susan Collins' Diabetes Amendment 93-0. The Collins amendment expresses the sense of the Senate that NIH should increase diabetes research funding to the levels recommended by the Diabetes Research Working Group. (3 October 1999)
  12. Leah Mullin, Chair, JDF Government Relations, brings us up to date on JDF's advocacy activities. (3 October 1999)
  13. JDF Advocacy Pays Off! (26 September 1999)
  14. A new Virginia law (see paragraph E) requires schools to have staff trained in the administration of glucagon. (19 September 1999)
  15. Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International Awards $1.56 Million to Prevent Diabetes Complications . (29 August 1999)
  16. The Children's Defense Fund can help families in need of health insurance. (22 August 1999)
  17. The American Diabetes Association is running a poll about experiences with diabetes-related discrimination. (15 August 1999)
  18. Procter & Gamble September promotion benefits JDF. (15 August 1999)
  19. JDF Joins Forces to Support Stem Cell Research on Capitol Hill. (8 August 1999)
  20. JDF Leads Stem Cell Research Debate on Capitol Hill. (30 July 1999)
  21. Appropriations Bills Delayed; JDF Volunteers Being Heard. (30 July 1999)
  22. The American Diabetes Association brings us up to date on the status of NIH funding in Congress. (25 July 1999)
  23. "Teen takes diabetes cause to D.C." reports on sixteen-year-old Samantha Richardson, who attended the JDF Children's Congress. (11 July 1999)
  24. JDF Washington Report reports on JDF participation in stem cell research Congressional breifing. (9 July 1999)
  25. JDF reports first Children's Congress is an unprecedented success. (2 July 1999)
  26. Supreme Court Limits ADA Protection. (27 June 1999)
  27. The JDF Children's Congress convened in Washington, D.C. from June 20 to 22, to implore Congress to allocate more money into research for a cure for diabetes. (27 June 1999)
  28. Please take a moment to sign the American Diabetes Association petition in support of a cure. (13 June 1999)
  29. JDF Washington Report reports on the kick-off of the JDF Children's Congress. (8 June 1999)
  30. JDF Washington Report brings us up to date on JDF activities in Washington. (23 May 1999)
  31. NIH Dismisses DRWG (13 May 1999)
  32. JDF Washington Report brings us up to date on JDF activities in Washington. (2 May 1999)
  33. Children's Health Insurance Programs, listed by state, may provide assistance to families in need. (2 May 1999)
  34. US Supreme Court decision confirms schools' responsibility to provide all services short of a physician's care to children with special medical needs. (18 April 1999)
  35. Congressman Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania introduced the Stamp Out Diabetes Act of 1999 in an effort to raise millions of dollars for diabetes research. Americans can contact their Representatives and Senators to urge support for this effort. (18 April 1999)
  36. The American Diabetes Association brings us up to date on their advocacy efforts in Washington. (18 April 1999)
  37. Schools to Hire Extra Nurses to Administer Shots to Diabetics. (11 April 1999)
  38. Families fight to change bad policy reports on parents in Loudon County, Virginia who fought a local law that allowed only licensed medical professionals to inject glucagon. With many schools lacking full-time nurses, the new law meant that their kids couldn't receive the emergency treatment they might need. (28 March 1999)
  39. JDF Washington Report highlights new Congressional Diabetes Caucus. (28 March 1999)
  40. SEC obtains final judgements concluding the securities fraud case against members of Futrex, developer of the Dream Beam non-invasive glucose sensor. (The article about Futrex is one-forth of the way down the page.) (21 March 1999)
  41. JDF Washington Report brings us up to date on issues in Washington, D.C. (21 March 1999)
  42. On March 8, 1999, Miss America led a group of 1,000 people who braved snow and cold to rally at Capitol Hill to urge Congress to increase funding for diabetes research. (14 March 1999)
  43. Sandi Pope is working to change the law regarding glucagon adminstration in schools in Virginia. (7 March 1999)
  44. JDF Washington Report brings us up to date on research funding news. (7 March 1999)
  45. Diabetes Research Working Group Recommends Significant New Research Investment. (28 February 1999)
  46. JDF Announces the first JDF Children's Congress in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, June 20 to Tuesday, June 22, 1999. (13 February 1999)
  47. President's Budget Request Released; Calls for Limited NIH Growth, JDF reports. (6 February 1999)
  48. Join 1,000 Diabetes Advocates for a Rally for A Cure in Washington, D.C. on March 9, 1999. (31 January 1999)
  49. Clinton Administration Allows Stem Cell Research to Move Forward. (31 January 1999)
  50. ADA has learned that for the second consecutive year, diabetes research will be getting a bigger budget boost than the overall NIH budget. (23 January 1999)
  51. JDF Testifies Before the Senate on Stem Cell Research as a Potential Cure for Diabetes. (17 January 1999)
  52. The Diabetes Advocate is monthly advocacy newsletter published by the American Diabetes Association on their web site. The January 1999 issue is now available and covers the new Congress, among other topics. (17 January 1999)

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