ACT for Diabetes

Let's Achieve Change Together!

Do you or someone you love have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Are you at risk for diabetes? Become an advocate and help change diabetes. Together, we can transform the lives of all people with diabetes if we ACT now! Click here to contact your elected officials in Washington, D.C. and advocate on behalf of the entire diabetes community.

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Vote to End Diabetes

Your involvement in the political process is paramount to increasing diabetes awareness across the country. Learn more about registering to vote in upcoming elections, finding your polling place and candidates, and how to let the candidates know what in the diabetes fight is most important to you.

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How many people are living with prediabetes or diabetes?

According to the CDC, 29.1 million people are living with diabetes in the United States.

That's 9.3% of the population.

86 million people are living with prediabetes.

1 out of 4 people do not know they have diabetes.

9 out of 10 people do not know they have prediabetes.

What is the cost of diabetes?

Diabetes cost the U.S. more the $322 billion in 2012.

How many people have cosponsored an important issue such as National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act?

As of 9/7/16, there are 255 cosponsors on NDCCCA (H.R. 1192/S. 596).

How to Write or
Tweet Your Members
of Congress

Getting in touch with your members of Congress is not as daunting as it seems – if you have the right resources! Click here to learn more about how to get in touch with your elected officials.

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Diabetes Resources

The Diabetes Advocacy AllianceTM (DAA) is a coalition of 21 members, representing patient, professional and trade associations, other nonprofit organizations, and corporations, all united in the desire to change the way diabetes is viewed and treated in America.

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Diabetes News

New & News in Diabetes Policy provides information on pertinent policy, research, events, and data that affect diabetes and diabetes policy.

October 2016

In this issue analysts find avoidable diabetes complications cost billions, study shows people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when young face higher mortality risk and Medicare publishes guidance on diabetes prevention programs.

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June 2016

In this issue the National Diabetes Prevention Program is expanding after proven results, a study shows text messaging helps people with prediabetes lose weight and the ADA issues new diabetes primary care standards.

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April 2016

In this issue study shows only 2 in 5 US adults were screened for diabetes, prediabetes awareness campaign launched, veterans study links diabetes, depression, mortality.

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