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Please note: The following actions will take you to an external page where you'll be connected to your appropriate legislator.

Time for Congress to ACT!

Send a letter to your senators to act on behalf of millions of Americans with diabetes.!

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Congressional Diabetes Caucus Membership

With the 117th Congress in full swing, we are looking to recruit Congress' newest members to become a member of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus.

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Ban on Copay Accumulator Programs

Send a letter to your Member of Congress asking them to co-sponsor the HELP Copays Act and prevent insurers from double-dipping on prescription payments.

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Past Highlights

DPAC at the White House

In July 2020, members of the DPAC Team, alongside DPAC Champion Paul Madden, visited the White House and were able to relay to then-President Trump and other top officials the importance of affordable insulin access. The speech’s international exposure correctly focused on the prohibitive, high price of insulin and prescription drugs and the importance of affordability and access for people with diabetes to increase productivity benefitting theirs and their families’ lives.

COVID-19 Vaccine Letter Campaign

In January 2021, as COVID-19 vaccinations  began to rollout, the diabetes advocate community was surprised to find that the CDC had not categorized people with T1D as being at an increased risk for complications, potentially resulting in the approximately 1.6 million Americans with T1D receiving the vaccine later than others with similarly research-proven risk levels. In response, DPAC developed a letter-writing campaign which resulted in over 2000 letters being sent to every eligible governor in the US. Come April 2021, the CDC officially included T1D on its list of medical conditions. Together we moved the needle.

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Past Highlights

DPAC at the White House

In July 2020, members of the DPAC Team, alongside DPAC Champion Paul Madden, visited the White House and were able to relay to then-President Trump and other top officials the importance of affordable insulin access. The speech’s international exposure correctly focused on the prohibitive, high price of insulin and prescription drugs and the importance of affordability and access for people with diabetes to increase productivity benefitting theirs and their families’ lives.

COVID-19 Vaccine Letter Campaign

In July 2020, members of the DPAC Team, alongside DPAC Champion Paul Madden, visited the White House and were able to relay to then-President Trump and other top officials the importance of affordable insulin access. The speech’s international exposure correctly focused on the prohibitive, high price of insulin and prescription drugs and the importance of affordability and access for people with diabetes to increase productivity benefitting theirs and their families’ lives.

Did You Know?

17 Seconds

Every interval, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes

88 Million

American adults currently have prediabetes, representing over ⅓ of the country’s population

1 in 7

Healthcare dollars are spent on treating diabetes and its complications

450,000+

Emergency department visits in 2020 as a result of hyperglycemic and hypoglycemic crises

$327 Billion

Every interval, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes 88 Million: American adults currently have prediabetes, representing over ⅓ of the country’s population

700 Million

People worldwide are estimated to have diabetes by 2045 according to the International Diabetes Federation