Diabetes Funding in Jeopardy Without Congressional Action


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Without Congressional action, funding for diabetes research will dry up in September, according to a new report[1].

Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)[2] show that 30.3 million people in the United States are living with diabetes and another 84.1 million have prediabetes[3], a condition that puts them at increased risk of developing type 2[4]. Currently, the federal government spends $150 million annually towards diabetes research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). New York Congressman Tom Reed, whose son has type 1 diabetes[5], is supporting a bill that would not only preserve funding for the program, but increase it for the first time since 2004.

“They’re looking for enhanced treatments, they’re looking for a cure,” notes Meghan Riley, Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for the American Diabetes Association.

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Endnotes:
  1. according to a new report: https://www.wrbl.com/news/local-news/diabetes-funding-in-danger-unless-congress-acts/2048544684
  2. Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0718-diabetes-report.html
  3. prediabetes: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/prediabetes-what-to-know/
  4. type 2: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/diabetes-resources/definitions/type-2-diabetes/
  5. type 1 diabetes: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/diabetes-resources/definitions/type-1-diabetes/
  6. breaking news stories: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/tag/diabetes-news/

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Diane Fennell: Diane Fennell has been an editor at Diabetes Self-Management magazine since 2003. She is currently the Editorial Director. (Diane Fennell is not a medical professional.)

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