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dLife Season Premiere!

Tonight on dLife, catch the all-new season premiere, featuring Chris Matthews from Hardball (who I had no clue was diabetic until this show).  Also, keep your eyes peeled for all the new shows this season, including one featuring both my maid of honor, along with the blogosphere's own fabulous Shannon, and another dLife cameo from yours truly. 

One more dLife-related thing:  If you are a type 2 diabetic, a senior citizen, and interested in joining the dLife Viewpoints columnist team, I'd love to hear from you.  Please send me an email at dLife - and thanks!


I didn't know Chris Matthews was diabetic either!!

I'm glad he's "coming out".

awww im soo glad that new episodes are starting up again! I hope my DVR taped it! :)

Special Bulletin: Nation Wide ALERT! Type 1 seeks unrestricted access to CNBC broadcasting. To own devices, twenty-something diabetic male seeks cable access currently unavailable to owned basic cable packaging. Reportedly quoted saying, "...will break and enter for unbridled tv access...", and should be welcomed into residences without impedance. Police are saying, "It's not his fault", sympathizing, "he only wants access to the stories that affect him most", and, "extended cable bundles are way overpriced for the underfunded persons with diabetes these days". Stay on the look out and offer this man any diabetes themed resource in your grasp.

Bolus: With Chris Matthews

Need For Politicians to recognize diabetes health crisis in minority communities

Efforts to address growing diabetes concerns among African-Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans suffered a major setback most recently in California when Assemblymember and Appropriations Committee Chair Mark Leno killed a diabetes bill that hoped to help alleviate this growing public health crisis. The bill was an expressed priority of the California Democrat Legislative Black Caucus. After listening to extensive information on the increasing diabetes epidemic and the disproportionate suffering from diabetes it in minority communities Leno, with the authority as Chair of the Appropriations Committee, still moved to kill the bill by placing the bill in suspense file.
In the late 1990s California experienced a 60% increase in diabetes among the adult population. In tandem with national trends, it is California’s minority populations who suffer in the highest numbers from this diabetes epidemic and obesity. The bill, which was brought forth by Mervyn M Dymally Legislative Black Caucus Chair and Assemblymember from Compton, presented to Leno and the committee the disproportionate statistics and immediate health concerns of diabetes effecting minority communities. Dymally explained that 10.3% of African American, 9.3% of Native Americans, and 6.0% of Latinos suffer from diabetes and obesity compared with 5.6% of whites and 4.7% of Asian Pacific Islander communities. For those diagnosed with diabetes health related problems can be very serious including high blood pressure, blindness, heart disease, and even fatalities. Moreover, minority communities suffer the highest number of diabetes related deaths compared with the general population of those diagnosed with diabetes.
The bill, that Leno effectively made sure would never be enacted, proposed to study the factors and causes contributing to high rates of diabetes and obesity in Latinos, African-Americans, and Native Americans in this country, starting with California. The bill would further have called for a task force to prepare a report containing recommendations on how to reduce instances of diabetes and such debilitating conditions among these ethnic groups. Dymally as Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus expressed his deep concern and dismay over Leno’s actions in the Appropriations Committee in killing the bill.

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