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Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Advocates Support Dollars for Health

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Last fall, Janel Wright, then vice chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Board of Directors; Latino Diabetes Action Council member Irene Smith; and fellow volunteers Marybeth Lacy, Ann Rathbun, and Janice Wall joined more than 200 advocates from across the country in Washington, D.C., to meet with their members of Congress to urge a greater federal investment in the National Institutes of Health. These advocates acknowledged the many advances in treatment and tools to manage diabetes because of NIH research, especially at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. They also made the case that additional investments in NIH and NIDDK are critical to further improve prevention and treatment methods, and ultimately end the diabetes epidemic.

 
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