Federal Funding for Research and Programs

Stopping Diabetes on the Federal Level

The American Diabetes Association is committed to working with Congress and the Administration to make sure we have the federal programs and resources in place to save lives and Stop Diabetes®.

With nearly 115 million children and adults living with diabetes or prediabetes in America, increased federal funding has never been more needed. Currently, there is important work going on to prevent, treat and eventually cure diabetes on the federal level that needs support commensurate with the seriousness of diabetes:

Research for Cure

National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes for Health (NIH)

NIDDK is the primary federal agency responsible for research to prevent, better treat, and find a cure for diabetes. Research supported by NIDDK has led to the latest advancements and improvements in the treatment of diabetes, including progress in predicting the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, preventing type 2 diabetes, and combating diabetes complications.

Currently, NIDDK efforts include research to further advance the development of the artificial pancreas, and a new clinical trial testing different medications for type 2 diabetes.

Learn more about the NIDDK.

Learn more about NIDDK research studies in your state.

Investing in Prevention

Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The DDT is the nation’s lead federal agency providing prevention and treatment programs in communities throughout the country. Funding for DDT supports valuable Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs in all 50 states and in eight U.S. affiliated jurisdictions.

These programs work with state health departments, health care providers and community-based groups to prevent diabetes and diabetes-related complications and reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations. DDT also carries out groundbreaking research and helps to eliminate diabetes-related disparities.

Learn more about the work of the DDT.

The National Diabetes Prevention Program

Located within DDT, the National Diabetes Prevention Program supports community-based sites where people who are at high risk for diabetes can access cost-effective, group-based lifestyle intervention programs.

The program is based on the NIDDK Diabetes Prevention Program that found individuals with prediabetes can decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent with lifestyle changes and moderate weight loss.

Learn more about this valuable work by reading Questions and Answers about Federal Diabetes Programs.

And help us continue the fight to Stop Diabetes®, by taking action now to urge your Member of Congress to support these programs.

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  • Last Reviewed: October 2, 2013
  • Last Edited: June 25, 2014

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