STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, diabetes exists as a hidden ailment in approximately twelve thousand men, women and children in Delaware;
WHEREAS, diabetes in these undiagnosed cases can be detected by a simple test for the condition; and
WHEREAS, diabetes today, thanks to medical progress, is a condition that need have serious consequences only as a result of neglect; and
WHEREAS, the aim of the Delaware Diabetes Association's Diabetes Detection Program is to find the unknown diabetics in our community and to alert them to the need for immediate medical control; and
WHEREAS, Diabetes Week, which is annually nationwide, by the American Diabetes Association and, in Delaware, this year, by the newly formed Delaware Diabetes Association, provides the opportunity for everyone to make the simple test for diabetes; now,
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS; Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim November 16 through 22, 1958, as
DIABETES WEEK IN DELAWARE
and urge all our residents to support and take part in its important activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-third.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State