Diabetes is one of Americans' leading killers and the number one cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the US. And the epidemic is growing quickly – if we don't act soon, one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050.
If we hope to stop the diabetes epidemic, we must advance research, support prevention programs and fight against discrimination.
Let your Members of Congress know that stopping diabetes is one of your top priorities – and it should be one of theirs, too.
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Support funding for critical diabetes programs
Dear [Decision Maker],
As your constituent, I stand with the American Diabetes Association in asking you to support funding for critical diabetes research and prevention programs. Programs like those at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are essential to fighting diabetes and bringing down the growing costs of diabetes and its complications.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]