U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met with Jack Mayo in his Washington office to discuss the importance of Congressional support for juvenile diabetes research. Mayo, a 14 year old resident of Henderson, has been living with Type 1 diabetes for seven years.
"I applaud Jack for his advocacy on behalf of the young men and women across our country currently living with diabetes," stated Whitfield. "Diabetes represents a growing public health threat, and I will continue working to ensure our government does its part in helping to prevent and cure diabetes. I have the utmost respect for Jack for taking a stand with an issue that both he and I are passionate about, and I will certainly be keeping in touch with him and his family as we continue our fight."
Whitfield has been a longtime advocate for diabetes patients in Congress. He is the Co-Chair of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, which aims to educate the public about diabetes and supports legislative activities that would improve diabetes research, education and treatment.