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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-02116

Diabetes Awareness Month

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Colin Beattie, Neil Bibby, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Donald Cameron, Finlay Carson, Foysol Choudhury, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Natalie Don, Jackie Dunbar, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Ruth Maguire, Michael Marra, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Marie McNair, Carol Mochan, Audrey Nicoll, Alex Rowley, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane (Registered interest ), Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba, Sue Webber, Tess White, Martin Whitfield

That the Parliament notes November 2021 is Diabetes Awareness Month; acknowledges that 14 November marked World Diabetes Day and that this year it commemorated the centenary of the discovery of insulin; understands that over 312,000 people in Scotland who live with diabetes; notes that there has been a huge leap in technology in recent years, such as advanced continuous blood glucose monitoring systems that allow people with it to live healthier and longer lives, and congratulates the work of charities, such as Diabetes UK and JDRF, which raise awareness of the condition and provide support for people living with it.