Advocacy Priorities

Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 26 million children and adults in this country and another 79 million with prediabetes. If current trends continue, one in three children will face a future with diabetes. It's a tragedy that doesn't have to happen.

By working with Congress and State Legislators, we can stop the diabetes epidemic in America.

Read about our 2014 State and Federal Legislative Priorities and our 2013 Advocacy Accomplishments.

State Priorities

These priorities include both legislative and regulatory work the Association does in the areas on this page.

Federal Priorities

These priorities include both legislative and regulatory work the Association does in the areas identified on this page.

Advocacy Accomplishments – 2013 Highlights

Learn about our 2013 accomplishments.

Explore: Advocacy Priorities

  • Funding for Research and Programs

    A greater commitment to diabetes research and prevention funding is critical in the fight against diabetes. We are working to increase funding for diabetes research at the federal and state levels.

  • Prevention

    We are committed to supporting diabetes prevention issues which strengthen healthy lifestyles and address the alarming rise in child and adult obesity.

  • Legal Advocacy

    People with diabetes face discrimination at work, at school, and elsewhere in their lives. We are committed to ending this discrimination through our legal advocacy program.

  • Health Disparities

    Some communities are affected harder (disparately impacted) by diabetes, which is why we advocate for increased diabetes research, treatment and education in minority populations.