Today marks the final day of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing. The New York Times believes that the Senate will likely vote on Sotomayor by early August and the Wall Street Journal just recently reported that the GOP will not filibuster Sotomayor. It seems like smooth sailing from here on out for Sotomayor. If confirmed, Sotomayor will not only be the first Latino female on the Supreme Court, but also the first Justice with type 1 diabetes.
We are particularly excited about having a Supreme Court Justice with diabetes as it should inevitably help raise awareness of diabetes. In addition we expect it to be very important in waylaying many of the common misconceptions that the general public has about type 1 diabetes. Also, for the 15,000 children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year in the US alone (and their parents), it will be encouraging and inspiring to know that they can live a full life despite having type 1 diabetes
From our latest issue of diaTribe
Sonia Sotomayor is the first Supreme Court Justice nominee with type 1 diabetes. Jim Hirsch explains how he got involved in the White House's efforts to handle the fallout. Click here to continue. Click here to continue
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