According to the American Diabetes Association, there are two forms of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, is primarily diagnosed in children and young adults whose bodies do not produce insulin which is needed to turn sugar and starches into energy. Of all the diabetes cases, only 5-10 percent of individuals with diabetes suffer from type 1.

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Saturday, October 29, is World Stroke Day and the 2011 theme is "One in Six: Act Now!" highlights the reality that one of every six people worldwide has a stroke. Stroke is the second-leading cause of death in the world behind heart disease for people over the age of 60, but can affect anyone, including newborns. In the United States, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and someone dies of one every three to four minutes.

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Senator Hunter is joined by R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy and Congressman Danny K. Davis. 

Director of National Drug Control Policy, R. Gil Kerlikowske, recently held a round table discussion with government officials and community leaders to discuss incarceration versus rehabilitation for non-violent, low-level drug offenders and I was very honored to be asked to participate.  This past year, I have sponsored measures to focus on rehabilitation of these low-level offenders as opposed to incarceration that inevitably leads to recidivism.  In my discussion with Mr. Kerlikowske, I shared the study that lead to the measures I introduced this session and it is my hope that the findings and subsequent legislation can be used as a model for both state and federal law changes across the nation. 

R. Gil Kerlikowske was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009 as the Director of National Drug Control Policy based on his experience as the former Seattle Chief of Police and his desire to shift the drug policy focus to rehabilitation versus incarceration.   

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