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Published on May 25, 2012
Presentation by Rep. Michael Tryon at the 2012 Council of State Governments National Leadership Conference in La Quinta, California.
This session sought to explain diabetes and the disease's burden on individuals, society, and the health care system and to demonstrate effective state policies to prevent and treat people affected by diabetes and diabetes-related complications. Attendees learned about the state of science around prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. We also discussed new policy initiatives that apply a public health template to diabetes. Successful state policy initiatives were presented by sponsoring legislators and supporting advocates.