Nearly 30 million Americans live with diabetes; 86 million more have prediabetes and the epidemic keeps growing. Someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes every 23 seconds. And with every diagnosis, another American faces terrible life-threatening complications.
We can't wait. Join with us in asking Congress to stand up to diabetes.
Congress: Do your part to Stop Diabetes®:
- Increase funding for the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the main federal agency that conducts research to find a cure and advance treatments for all types of diabetes. This investment in NIDDK is needed to prevent diabetes, improve care to prevent the devastating complications of diabetes, and – ultimately find a cure.
- Fully support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) in its crucial efforts to lessen the burden diabetes has on American families through education, understanding how diabetes impacts communities, and by translating science into real-world help.
Provide more resources for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) a public-private partnership providing cost-effective, highly successful diabetes prevention programs for those at high risk for type 2 diabetes. Brought to scale, this program can dramatically reduce the number of new diabetes cases among the 86 million Americans with prediabetes.
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