Coeur d'Alene boy honored for raising diabetes awareness

Coeur d'Alene boy honored for raising diabetes awareness

Coeur d'Alene boy honored for raising diabetes awareness

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Posted on August 15, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 15 at 10:38 AM

BOISE -- An 11-year-old boy from Coeur d'Alene has been working hard to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes, especially for children who are coping with diabetes.

That hard work paid off Thursday afternoon.

First Lady Lori Otter honored Carson Magee in a ceremony at the Statehouse.

She proclaimed Aug. 14 as "Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day" in Idaho. As a result of Carson's efforts the governor is working on a diabetes awareness event once the Legislature is back in session.

"Basically, there going to be endocrinologists there, JDRF people - the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - and families with Type 1 Diabetes to answer questions and talk about what Type 1 diabetes is," Carson said.

Last year, Carson went to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to talk to congressmen about support for Type 1 Diabetes awareness programs.

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