Legislative and Legal News from 2000
- Michigan law would require insurers to cover equipment, education. (24 December 2000)
- JDF reports on historic funding increase for Type 1 diabetes research. (17 December 2000)
- The ADA has a sample Section 504 plan for kids with diabetes. (17 December 2000)
- JDF is requesting help in urging elected officials to support diabetes research. (10 December 2000)
- Ashley's Bill would authorize the self-monitoring and treatment of students with diabetes in Massachusettes. If you live in Massachusettes, please sign the petition. (3 December 2000)
- Opposition in Canada pushes for help for diabetics. (3 December 2000)
- Children with Diabetes Helps Orlando Family In Need. (12 November 2000)
- Legislature battles over the best way to provide diabetes care. (12 November 2000)
- JDF changes name to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. (5 November 2000)
- Southern California's Pop Music Sweethearts, The Pump Girls, to Donate One Year's Worth of Medical Supplies to Needy Orlando Family. (29 October 2000)
- US Postal Service announces diabetes awareness stamp, thanks to the tireless efforts of Margaret Himelfarb. (29 October 2000)
- The JDF Rocky Mountain Chapter is selling holiday cards. (29 October 2000)
- Young scientist really throws himself into his work reports on Junior High School science project about diabetes. (29 October 2000)
- Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb raising money to help find a cure for diabetes. (29 October 2000)
- Newspaper writes about Dispelling myths about children and diabetes. (29 October 2000)
- Woman hopes transplant will end diabetes battle. (29 October 2000)
- School faces action over trip ban on diabetic. (22 October 2000)
- California Governer Gray Davis explains why he vetoed a bill that would have protected the rights of children with diabetes to test their blood sugar at school. (8 October 2000)
- School district tries to force kindergartners with diabetes to change schools. (8 October 2000)
- Dr. James Shapiro complains of lack of federal funding for diabetes research in Canada. (8 October 2000)
- Back to school: Parents Encouraged to Know Their Diabetic Child's Rights in School. (8 October 2000)
- Parents file suit in Orlando to force schools to allow glucagon injections if needed. (1 October 2000)
- In recent weeks, many local JDF chapters have held their annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. Here are some local reports from walks around the country: (1 October 2000)
- Walkers brave cold for charity.
- Walkers take on diabetes.
- 5 generations join 8th diabetes walk for life.
- Boy manages his diabetes; able to join 700 in walk.
- Search for cure fuels walk in park.
- Walk this way.
- School district challenged on policy regarding children with diabetes. (24 September 2000)
- Animas has been issued a patent for a "Implantable sensor and system for measurement and control of blood constituent levels". (24 September 2000)
- Urgent action required to cut the cost of type 2 diabetes according to new data released at the annual conference of EASD. (24 September 2000)
- JDF reports on its Walk for the Cure. (24 September 2000)
- California passes law requiring in-classroom or close-to-classroom blood glucose testing for all kids with diabetes. (17 September 2000)
- The JDF is accepting applications for the 2001 Children's Congress. (27 August 2000)
- Majority of uninsured children are eligible for state assistance, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (20 August 2000)
- The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities. (20 August 2000)
- The Insulin-Free World Foundation has an Overview of Insurance Coverage for Pancreas Transplants. (2 July 2000)
- JDF has revamped its advocacy page. (2 July 2000)
- Idaho drops blanket ban that prohibited people with diabetes from being school bus drivers. (11 June 2000)
- Juvenile Diabetes Resolution Introduced on House Floor. (14 May 2000)
- The ADA brings us up to date on its advocacy efforts. (14 May 2000)
- Clare Rosenfeld is the National Youth Advocate of the American Diabetes Association. (30 April 2000)
- Federal Government cracks down on Internet health fraud. (9 April 2000)
- ADA's Rally for a Cure was held March 19-21 in Washington, DC. (2 April 2000)
- FDA reports on large fine levied against Futrex, a company that was developing a non-invasive blood glucose meter called the Dream Beam. In response to this report, Futrex has filed suit against the FDA. (12 March 2000)
- The Gluten Free Kitchen is advocating for better food labels that include information about gluten content. This is important for people with celiac. (12 March 2000)
- In a recent speech about the proposed NIDDK budget, Dr. Allen M. Spiegel, new Director of the NIDDK, clearly demonstrated the reason why we need a cure for diabetes. (5 March 2000)
- USA Today article highlights needs of kids with diabetes at school. (5 March 2000)
- Man with Type 1 diabetes sues Philadelphia over lockup. (27 February 2000)
- JDF brings us up to date on its advocacy efforts. (20 February 2000)
- The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation calls for a response to the NIH guidelines on stem cell research. (30 January 2000)
- The January 2000 edition of the Diabetes Advocate is now online at the American Diabetes Association web site. (23 January 2000)
- Settlement reached in Board of Education lawsuit, allowing student access to her glucose monitor and diabetes supplies within the school, wherever and whenever it is necessary. (9 January 2000)
- JDF Launches Promise to Remember Me Campaign 2000. (9 January 2000)
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