Breaking news—Congress just passed a two-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP)! This is terrific news, and a hard-fought victory for people with diabetes.
The SDP renewal brings $300 million in new funding for type 1 diabetes research and $300 million for type 2 diabetes programs in Native communities hardest hit by the disease.
Over the past many months, our advocates pulled out all the stops to make sure Congress knew the importance of reauthorizing the Special Diabetes Program. From storming Capitol Hill, to meeting with members of Congress at home, sharing your stories, and posting on social media, your help was key to this victory.