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#ThisIsDiabetes on Capitol Hill

We brought more than 180 advocates from 34 states to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 29 through Friday, March 31 for our 2017 Call to Congress. Continue reading

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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Mona Huff

Mona Huff

Why am I a Diabetes Advocate? I want to help policymakers realize that diabetes is a serious disease that has reached epidemic levels. They need to understand how important education and resources are to the community, especially rural communities. Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Stop Diabetes!

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Just because you aren’t in D.C., doesn’t mean you can’t participate in Call to Congress on Wednesday, March 6! We need your help to make sure the message delivered on Capitol Hill is heard loud and clear. Learn how. Continue reading

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Call to Congress

More than 200 Diabetes Advocates from across the nation are gathering in Washington, DC today in preparation to storm Capitol Hill tomorrow and ask Congress to help Stop Diabetes® by educating representatives about the need to fund diabetes research and prevention. Among these advocates is Gina Galvak who has been volunteering with the American Diabetes Association as an advocate since 2004. Continue reading

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Advocacy in 2011

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It’s a question I hear so often: “So, if your national office is near Washington, D.C., what does the American Diabetes Association do in terms of advocacy?” It’s also a very daunting question to answer because there are so many things to talk about, and I’m not an expert in that. But there’s someone who is… Continue reading

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