The reauthorization renews the Special Diabetes Program for one year at the current funding level of $150 million for the type 1 diabetes program and $150 million for the program focused on diabetes in Native American and Alaska Native communities. This is a major victory for people affected by diabetes.
Our nation’s most effective federal initiative to Stop Diabetes® and its complications, the Special Diabetes Program has made real advances in diabetes research, treatment and prevention efforts, bringing us closer to a cure for diabetes.
Because of your help, this renewal will allow for:
- The development of new drug therapies and effective treatments capable of stopping diabetes complications;
- Progress in identifying environmental triggers for type 1 diabetes;
- Prevention, wellness and education programs for communities that are most at-risk of developing type 2 diabetes; and
- Continued research for a cure.
Thank you for taking action and giving hope to millions of Americans with diabetes.