The human and economic cost of diabetes is devastating. Today, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and 86 million more have prediabetes. What's more, the annual cost diabetes and prediabetes has skyrocketed to $322 billion an increase of 48% in just five years.
This is unacceptable. I'm asking you to fight this horrible disease by supporting diabetes funding in the FY 2018 Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations (LHHS) bill. Please sign the Dear Colleague letter currently being circulated by Congressional Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Tom Reed and Diana DeGette.