Right now, Congress is considering ways to lower the deficit. We need to make sure spending cuts don’t sever the lifeline diabetes research and programs provide to the nearly 105 million Americans with diabetes and prediabetes. Now is the time to tell your Members of Congress how important diabetes research and prevention programs are to you and your community.
With Congress just returning to Washington during the Research!America coalition’s Week of Action for Biomedical and Health Research, we must act together to bring attention to the importance of programs at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the impact the cuts being discussed on Capitol Hill would have on diabetes research and programs to prevent and manage diabetes.
Act now and click here to call your Members of Congress and tell them not to cut diabetes research and prevention funding. Calling is easy and only takes a couple of minutes! When you click here, you'll get step-by-step instructions on how to make your call, including talking points for what to say.
This week is our chance to tell our Members of Congress diabetes is an epidemic our nation cannot afford to ignore. While we support fiscal responsibility, we cannot balance the budget on the backs of people with diabetes. Diabetes Advocate, let your voice be heard by calling Congress today, and letting your Members know cutting diabetes research and prevention programs will create problems, not solve them.
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Don’t pass up this chance to speak to your legislators and tell them you support protecting people with diabetes through vital diabetes research and prevention programs!
L. Hunter Limbaugh
Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association