It’s ‘Unconscionable’ For Anyone To Have To Ration Insulin, Victor Garber Tells Senators At Hearing On Diabetes
Actor Victor Garber--who has type 1 diabetes--as well as a sea of children turned up at the Senate hearing to beseech lawmakers to renew funding for research on the disease.
Children Urge Congress To Renew Funds For Diabetes Research
More than 160 children with type 1 diabetes made a personal plea for lawmakers to approve more funding to research the disease at a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Special Committee on Aging. The children were dressed in blue shirts and Committee Chairwoman Susan Collins (R-Maine) also sported a light blue jacket in solidarity. “Your passion and hope for a cure are contagious,” Collins said. “I’m inspired by that sea of blue that is out there.” (Siegel, 7/10)
‘I Learned To Inject Oranges With Insulin Syringes’: Victor Garber On Type 1 Diabetes
If you ever went to the movies in the ’90s or the early aughts, you may recognize Victor Garber as the “bad guy” from “Legally Blonde” or “the ship designer” from “Titanic,” but on Wednesday the award-winning actor came to Capitol Hill with a script that was a little more personal. Garber says he’s lived with Type 1 diabetes for nearly 60 years. Joined by kid-advocates with the disease, he urged Chairwoman Susan Collins and ranking member Bob Casey of the Senate Special Committee on Aging to renew the Special Diabetes Program at the National Institutes of Health. (Lyons, 7/10)