The Special Diabetes Program (SDP) and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) are critical to managing and ultimately curing diabetes. Now, these programs needed to be renewed by Congress, and we know that a 5-year reauthorization has bipartisan support and will be especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic, which disproportionately impacts people with diabetes. Help us lock-in a more certain future for these vital programs!
Why do you care about type 1 diabetes research, and/or type 2 diabetes prevention among Native Americans? Personalizing your letter is important.
Renew the Special Diabetes Program Today!
Dear [Decision Maker],
The Special Diabetes Program (SDP) and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) play an instrumental role in improving the lives of the 122 million Americans with diabetes or prediabetes. SDP and SDPI are special statutory funding programs charged with researching the prevention and cure of type 1 diabetes, with SDPI paying special attention to the diabetes epidemic in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Operating out of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) respectively, the programs have enabled clinical trials, created research consortia, and generated numerous resources that are critical to scientists, allowing for groundbreaking discoveries.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]