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Stand Against Cuts To Diabetes Research

Federal funding levels for diabetes research and programs are being set now, and it looks bad for the NIH and CDC. Will you tell your members of Congress why diabetes funding matters? They need to know that you support diabetes funding.

The funding legislation would cut funding at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC’s work is essential to translate groundbreaking research into communities all over the country.

What’s more, funding for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the agency that represents the majority of diabetes research, would be $1.89 billion for FY18—far less than the $2.165 billion we requested.

Why do you care about diabetes research and programs? Personalizing your letter is extremely important! Personalized e-mails will have an even greater impact than form emails.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I urge you to support people with diabetes and to increase funding for diabetes research and programs in the FY 2018 Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations bill. Specifically, I urge you to support funding for diabetes research and programs at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the NIH, as well as the Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) at the CDC. Investment in these programs is critical for both our country's fiscal health and for the health of Americans living with diabetes.



We must confront the diabetes epidemic as a nation, and the House's LHHS bill does not do that. By supporting significant funding in FY 2018 for NIDDK and DDT, you can improve the lives of all Americans living with, and at risk for, this devastating disease. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]