Tryon Speaks to Women in Government

Representative Mike Tryon Speaks at Task Force Meeting at Regional Government Conference
On May 15, Representative Mike Tryon traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah as a speaker at the Diabetes Task Force meeting at the 16th Annual Western Regional Conference for Women in Government. Representative Tryon shared his story about his personal struggles with balancing a demanding legislative schedule while managing his Type II Diabetes, and also staffer Nicole Niwa spoke about the success of the Illinois Legislative Diabetes Caucus. In 2011, Women in Government launched a three-year campaign to raise awareness of Diabetes and the importance of management of the disease and improved access to treatment and long-term care. O
ther topics discussed included ideas and training for outreach in the states, new programs and policies that relate to Diabetes, and strategies for addressing disparities in underserved communities.