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Urge Congress: Invest Now to Stop Diabetes

Diabetes has an enormous impact on America’s economy and the health of its citizens – but together, we can make a difference!   

We must act now to fight the growth of this disease.

  • Right now, nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and 79 million more have prediabetes, a staggering 8.3% of the nation.
  • Complications from diabetes lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, and amputation.
  • Unless we change course, by 2050 one in three American adults will have diabetes.

Congress can help fight back against diabetes. It must invest at levels that address the true human and economic burdens of diabetes.

  • Federal funding levels for diabetes research and prevention have not kept pace with increases in prevalence.
  • Recent evidence shows even modest lifestyle changes supported by low-cost community programs can significantly reduce the risk for those with prediabetes. We must make those programs available to all those in need.

You can help!

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