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S.J.Res. 121 (98th): A joint resolution to designate November 1983 as “National Diabetes Month”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Nov 3, 1983 (Passed Congress).

97 STAT. 918                       PUBLIC LAW 98-145—NOV. 3, 1983

                   Public Law 98-145
                   98th Congress
                                               Joint Resolution
  Nov. 3, 1983
                               To designate November 1983 as National Diabetes Month.
 [S.J. Res. 121]
                   Whereas diabetes kills more than all other diseases except cancer
                     and cardiovascular diseases;
                   Whereas eleven million Americans suffer from diabetes and five
                     million seven hundred thousand of such Americans are not aware
                     of their illness;
                   Whereas $9,700,000,000 annually are used for health care costs,
                     disability payments, and premature mortality costs due to
                   Whereas up to 85 per centum of all cases of noninsulin-dependent
                     diabetes may be controllable through greater public understand-
                     ing, awareness, and education; and
                   Whereas diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, kidney disease,
                     heart disease, stroke, birth defects, and lower life expectancy,
                     which complications may be reduced through greater patient and
                     public understanding, awareness, and education: Now, therefore,
                     be it
                     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
National           States of America in Congress assembled, That the month of Novem-
Montt^^            ber 1983 is designated as "National Diabetes Month", and the
                   President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation call-
                   ing upon the people of the United States to observe that month with
                   appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
                     Approved November 3, 1983.

                   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 121:
                   CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 129 (1983):
                       Sept. 20, considered and passed Senate.
                       Oct. 26, considered and passed House.