H.Res. 1690 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) on September 29, 2010.
H.Res. 1690 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- “Supports the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month, including encouraging Americans to fight diabetes through raising public awareness about stopping diabetes and increasing education about the disease;
- “Recognizes the importance of early detection, awareness of the symptoms of diabetes, and the risk factors for diabetes, which include being over the age of 45, being a member of specific racial and ethnic background, being overweight, having a low physical activity level, having high blood pressure, and having a family history of diabetes or a history of diabetes during pregnancy; and
- “Supports decreasing the prevalence of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes in the United States through increased research, treatment, and prevention.”