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American Diabetes Association Legislative and Regulatory Priorities 2015

  • Published: 2014-12-19 : American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org).
  • Synopsis: American Diabetes Association priorities are part of the ongoing commitment to fight for millions of Americans affected by diabetes.

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The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce its federal and state legislative and regulatory priorities for 2015.

Each year, the Association identifies the leading priorities which will focus efforts across targeted issue areas as part of our ongoing efforts to Stop Diabetes®. In addition, in all areas of engagement, there will be an ongoing commitment to ending health disparities.

Currently, in the U.S. there are nearly 30 million people living with diabetes and another 86 million with pre-diabetes.

The diabetes epidemic is taking a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on millions of people across the nation. The national annual cost of diagnosed diabetes is an estimated $245 billion, representing a 41 percent increase over a five year period.

"The American Diabetes Association's legislative and regulatory priorities are part of the Association's ongoing commitment to fight for the millions of Americans who are affected by diabetes," said Gina Gavlak, RN, BSN, Chair, National Advocacy Committee, American Diabetes Association. "For 2015, these priorities will serve as our guide as we work with Congress and state legislators to ensure the needs of people with, and at risk for, diabetes remains a top focus for all legislators across the country."

The American Diabetes Association's federal priorities for 2015 include:

The American Diabetes Association's state priorities for 2015 include:

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org

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