Sign the Diabetes Petition

Currently nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, and it is predicted that by 2050, one in three Americans will have the condition if steps aren’t taken to stem the tide. And while it’s been shown that low-cost community health programs can significantly reduce a person’s risk of the condition, federal funding levels for diabetes research and prevention have not kept pace with increases in prevalence, according to the American Diabetes Association.

To address the growing diabetes epidemic, the American Diabetes Association has set up a petition urging Congress to increase the money invested to stop diabetes. To add your voice to the chorus, sign the petition here.

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This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.

  • Kim Jones

    I have had Diabetes since the birth of my last child in 1992. I would appreciate a cure or even affordable insulin……Please

  • Joe

    Thanks in large part to the media’s efforts to “inform” people about diabetes and various politician’s efforts to legislate away the disease by banning random food products, the typical American assumes diabetics are all a bunch of fat lazy slobs who spend their days sitting on the couch eating cheeseburgers, fries, and candy and while sucking down gallons of supersized soda pop. While I welcome the petition, I doubt it will do much good until something is done to assuage the popular perception of diabetes as a self-inflicted illness deserved by weak-willed people.