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States, do hereby proclaim November 2008 diabetes and the benefits of making healthy
as National American Indian Heritage choices. Our Nation must continue to sup-
Month. I call upon all Americans to com- port initiatives that will help turn today’s re-
memorate this month with appropriate pro- search opportunities into tomorrow’s medical
grams and activities. success stories.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set During National Diabetes Month, we cele-
my hand this thirtieth day of October, in the brate the medical professionals, researchers,
year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of and all those whose time, talents, and energy
the Independence of the United States of support the fight against diabetes. Through
America the two hundred and thirty-third. these efforts and enhanced public awareness
George W. Bush of this serious disease, we will work to con-
tinue to bring the hope of a healthier future
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, to more Americans.
11:15 a.m., October 31, 2008] Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush,
NOTE: This proclamation was published in the President of the United States of America,
Federal Register on November 3. by virtue of the authority vested in me by
the Constitution and laws of the United
States, do hereby proclaim November 2008
Proclamation 8314—National as National Diabetes Month. I call upon all
Diabetes Month, 2008 Americans to learn more about the risk fac-
October 30, 2008 tors and symptoms associated with diabetes
and to observe this month with appropriate
By the President of the United States programs and activities.
of America In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set
my hand this thirtieth day of October, in the
A Proclamation year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of
Many Americans, of all ages and back- the Independence of the United States of
grounds, are affected by diabetes. National America the two hundred and thirty-third.
Diabetes Month is an opportunity to inform
individuals about the risk factors, prevention, George W. Bush
and treatment of this serious disease.
Diabetes is a debilitating disease that re- [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register,
sults from the body’s inability to produce or 11:15 a.m., October 31, 2008]
use insulin effectively. Type 1 diabetes, once
known as juvenile diabetes, usually affects NOTE: This proclamation was published in the