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ADA applauds diabetes patient’s Supreme Court nomination


ALEXANDRIA, Va. President Barack Obama’s nomination of federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has drawn applause from an organization focused on diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association heralded the nomination of Sotomayor, who has Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile-onset diabetes.


“In the days leading up to this nomination, there were several media reports suggesting that Judge Sotomayor should not be considered for this position simply because she has Type 1 diabetes,” ADA president for medicine and science R. Paul Robertson stated. “The advancements in the management of Type 1 diabetes have been just amazing over the last two decades, and the ability of people to manage their diabetes successfully has been proven.”

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