Along with the rest of the nation we honor and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
Many find ways to serve on this special day. Here at the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, we are especially aware that hypoglycemia along with other metabolic conditions have disproportionate effects on African Americans. Too many health disparities exist in this country – and Dr. King once stated that “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”
The HSF is committed to the ideals of Dr. King who taught us that sharing our struggles and supporting each other as a nation is essential to our evolution as well our collective health.