Advocacy Overview

Advocacy Overview

Transforming Lives with Action

Through our advocacy, we fight for you. We fight for your right to affordable medications and technology, your right to be treated fairly at work and school, your right to quality health care, and so much more.
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Diabetes is a growing epidemic that cannot be ignored, so when bills are introduced on the federal or state level that positively affect people with diabetes, we are among the first to show support and fight for your rights. And we won’t back down until everyone affected by diabetes has the medication and insulin they need to live, until everyone is treated fairly in schools and the workplace regardless of diabetes status, and until health equity is the standard in Congress and in every health care provider’s office. Many Americans don’t even have access to adequate health care, and we believe health equity is a human right.

Our goals:

  • Make insulin affordable and accessible for all who need it
  • Promote health equity for at-risk populations affected by diabetes and prediabetes
  • Put an end to all forms of diabetes discrimination
  • Increase overall funding dedicated to diabetes research and programs

Become a Diabetes Advocate

Your voice is a powerful tool, and when it’s amplified alongside our over 400,000 Diabetes Advocates, diabetes doesn’t stand a chance. Will you join the ranks and shout to end diabetes discrimination, shout for insulin affordability, shout for Health Equity Now?
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Our Priorities

Learn about our state, federal, and legal advocacy priorities and find out how they support research funding, health care access, and more!
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Grassroots Advocacy

Get everything you need to become a Diabetes Advocate and make an impact. Learn how to sign up as an advocate, take action, see our priorities, access resources, and more.
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Federal Advocacy

The ADA fights for people with diabetes to thrive by advocating for their rights, increased funding for diabetes programs and research, and so much more. Get the opportunity to speak directly with the legislators of your state and make diabetes a priority in Congress.
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State Advocacy

View statistical data about diabetes in your state. See which state bills are being actively considered and take action!
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Understanding Your Rights

As a person living with diabetes, you have certain rights at school, at work, in public places, and more. Learn more about your rights and how we can help.
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Safe at School®

Our Safe at School® program helps to ensure children with diabetes receive the care they need at school.